Mayor proclaims Friday "Dynamo Day"

Published On: Nov 28 2012 01:25:54 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Mayor Annise Parker declared Friday as "Dynamo Day." 

Houstonians are encouraged to wear Dynamo orange or team gear that day to show their support.  The team heads to California on Sunday to play the L.A. Galaxy for the MLS Cup.

"The Dynamo have given us a spectacular first season in their new home at BBVA Compass Stadium," said Parker. "Now, more than ever, it's important to continue to show our team spirit.  Dynamo fans are loyal and steadfast.  I know they will be there for the team.  Let's turn Houston orange on Friday in preparation for the return of the MLS Cup to Houston!"

Parker also announced that City Hall will be lit orange through the weekend as an additional show of the city's support for the team.

"We are very proud to be representing Houston in the MLS Cup Final on Saturday," said Dynamo president Chris Canetti.  "We have received great support from the community and hope to return the favor by bringing home the Cup.  I look forward to seeing the city decked out in orange on Friday in preparation for the big game."

The Dynamo have won two MLS Cup Championships and four conference championships in the team's first six seasons.  The team also qualified six times to represent the United States internationally, including in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.

The team currently trains in the Methodist Champions' Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.

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