Houston–Orlando rivalry?

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  1. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Around Orlando's game on Saturday night, it occurred to me that the game was happening on Yuri's Night. That gave me a spark of inspiration: the "Space Derby", Houston Dynamo v. Orlando City SC

    Naturally, there is a historical connection between us through the space program, with Orlando being near Kennedy Space Center and Houston hosting Johnson Space Center. I think that would be a great impetus for a secondary rivalry.

    One of my own associates at The Ruckus suggested it's not a good idea for you guys to be involved in more than one rivalry. But several teams are involved in multiple rivalry cups. The Cows are involved in three.
     
  2. Fiorentina lives!

    May 5, 2004
    It would also be the Unique Color Derby (orange v purple)
     
  3. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better hurry up, then. It looks like Atlanta MLS might be eyeing orange.
     
  4. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any rivalry with Orlando in MLS should have its roots in the fact that our two cities have actually played each other before in a championship arena. The '95 NBA Finals to be specific.

    MLS-Atlanta would be fools to move away from the Atlanta Falcons red, white and black. Blank owns both.
    Look at Sounders/Seahawks
     
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  5. metroag

    metroag Da Bomb Diggity

    Mar 2, 2006
    La hacienda

    the problem with that is DC is already black and Chivas will be rebranded to those colors as well. So I could see them going with a different set of colors.
     
  6. Fiorentina lives!

    May 5, 2004
    Guys, ATL has pretty much confirmed it's red, gold, and black for them.
     
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  7. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "I see what you did there!"---Mutombo

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  8. el nordissimo

    el nordissimo Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    "018"
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the idea, but only because the real Houston v. Orlando goes back to US Open cup Dynamo v. Aztex with EB poppin smoke at Reagan High.
     
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  9. Beavis Stiffler

    Beavis Stiffler Member+

    May 14, 2011
    Naranja With Attitude. Straight Outta Houston.
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    Battle of the Theme Parks (AstroWorld vs. Disney World) but unfortunately AstroWorld closed down:(

    The Crush Clasico
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    Don't forget about the 1999 IHL Turner Cup Finals, Aeros vs. Solar Bears



     
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  10. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good pickups there Stiffler!
    I still love recalling the way Dream and the guys just came in a swept Shaq n Penny and their crew right outta the Finals there in '95! I mean if anyone remembers how good that Orlando team was they were 60-1 iirc at home in the regular season and playoffs combined going into the NBA Finals series. And Houston won those first two games IN Orlando to pretty much slam the door on Orlando players, coaches and fans hopes of winning silverware for their City. It's not like they have NFL or MLB teams to fall back on. Like San Antonio and Portland, the NBA is the team to run with but now MLS is there so I am sure their peeps have to be over the Moon with their new entry into another chance at winning something in the name of Orlando Florida.

    If anything can be witnessed from the cultures of the cities in our Region III, specifically when Atlanta joins the conversation soon. There is this>Houston and Dallas: Orlando and Atlanta.
    This should be a terrific setting for each of the two natural rivalries between the four cities to flow over into the matchups of the four when they play each other. I.e. Houston vs. Orlando or Atlanta vs. Dallas and so on.
    Well, we get our first shot at Orlando and them against us this weekend so let the bloodshed in the South begin!!! BIG REBEL YELL!!!
     

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