I'm quoting this post because it's several pages back and think everyone who cares about the atmosphere at Dynamo games, especially newbies to MLS, should read it. Brahmafutbol lays it out perfectly. When people see Portland or Seattle on TV and ask me why we don't do that in Houston, I usually suggest that diversity offers us some great strengths, but it also presents some challenges. Brahma's post explains the situation much better. You may agree or disagree with his or others' conclusions about whether it's a good thing, but I don't think you can really disagree much with his description of the lay of the land.