Tag: Reliant Stadium

Wednesday Matches are Good Appetizer to Weekend Feast

Photo by William Holtkamp One would be tempted to overlook the two matches going on tonight in MLS and focus on an incredible slate of games this weekend, with LA/NY as the headliner.  To do so would be to miss some important storylines as the four teams taking the pitch tonight are all in a critical stretch of games that could define their place in the playoff race. Each match is analyzed separately below, and feel free to offer your own pre- and post-game thoughts in the comments section. DC United v. Seattle Sounders, 7:30 PM ET Fun Fact: Seattle has never ... Read more

2010 MLS All-Star Match To Be Held At Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas

Tomorrow, Major League Soccer, the Houston Dynamo, and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment will officially announce that the 2010 MLS All-Star Game will be held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, not Robertson Stadium. While Reliant Stadium, which was officially opened in 2002, is a multiple-use stadium, it is primarily known as the home of National League Football League’s Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. This 71,500 stadium with a retractable roof is no stranger to soccer though, having hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup Matches, friendlies between the United States and Mexico, a friendly between F.C. Barcelona and ... Read more

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one Gold Cup game from the first game through to the final (This year’s format does provide doubleheaders, two Gold Cup games/one stadium, except for the final).   A collaboration among organizations would have allowed for more stadiums to get an opportunity to host the Gold Cup, which in turn, allows more people overall to see live soccer action.  By spreading the wealth, Soccer gets more ... Read more