ok i want this to be a completely objective view. don't bring your automatic bias against houston and MLS into this. is a team in Houston good for MLS? i think yes. while i wish the SJ would have kept the Quakes and that Houston would have gotten an expansion team with Toronto, yes it is a good idea. --tons of youth players to attract --large immigrant population --great turnouts for other game there --a nice sized stadium until one is built for the team alone --(from what i can see from pics) a chance for an actual FULL SIZE field in a non-SSS --HUGE population (they are the 4th largest city in the US) --rivalry with Dallas (too bad we have to sacrifice the SJ/LA rivalry for now, which was probably a better rivalry) on problem i have with a team in houston is that they have had a team move before. the Oilers of the NFL left the city, but i have no idea why. i think that if a quality product is put on the field in houston, the fans will pack the stadium enough to compare to the attendance records of LA.