Texas Derby

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Texas Derby
Type Regular Season Series
Teams involved
First contested 2006
Most recent meeting June 24, 2014
HOU 2:3 FCD
BBVA Compass Stadium,
Houston, Texas
All-time series 5–4–1 Houston Dynamo
Stadiums

The Texas Derby is a soccer rivalry (derby) between Texas's two MLS teams, the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas, recognizing the best club in the state for the season. The two squads play a series of games with the series winner taking home El Capitán, a replica 18th century mountain howitzer cannon. The Houston Dynamo clinched the 2006 series with a win on August 12, 2006 and the 2007 series with a win on August 19, 2007. FC Dallas claimed the 2008 series on the away goals rule, having tied with Dynamo in all three games played that season. On an additional note, FC Dallas has been able to actually fire El Capitán after wins at their home stadium, Pizza Hut Park; Houston was never able to fire the cannon due to restraints imposed by the lease at Robertson Stadium. However, since the Houston Dynamo moved into BBVA Compass Stadium in 2012, they have fired the cannon during pre-game ceremonies before home games.

El Capitán winners[edit]

Year Winner Record
2006 Houston Dynamo 3–1–1
2007 Houston Dynamo 3–0–1
2008 FC Dallas 0–0–3[note 1]
2009 Houston Dynamo 2–1–0
2010 FC Dallas 1–0–1
2011 Houston Dynamo 1–0–1
2012 Houston Dynamo 1–0
2013 FC Dallas 2–0
2014 FC Dallas 2–0

Series results[edit]

All-time record[edit]

Played Dynamo Won Drawn FC Dallas Won
24 10 7 7

2006 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Robertson Stadium May 6 4 3
Pizza Hut Park May 13 1 1
Robertson Stadium August 12 1 0
Robertson Stadium August 23[note 2] 3 0
Pizza Hut Park September 2 0 1

2007 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Robertson Stadium June 3 2 1
Pizza Hut Park June 30 0 0
Robertson Stadium August 19 1 0
Pizza Hut Park September 30 3 0

2008 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Robertson Stadium April 6 3 3
Pizza Hut Park May 28 2 2
Robertson Stadium June 26 1 1

2009 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Robertson Stadium May 9 1 0
Pizza Hut Park June 13 3 1
Pizza Hut Park August 6 0 1

2010 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Pizza Hut Park March 27 1 1
Robertson Stadium May 5 0 1

2011 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
Robertson Stadium May 28 2 2
Pizza Hut Park September 24 1 0

2012 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
BBVA Compass Stadium June 16 2 2

2013 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
FC Dallas Stadium March 17 2 3
FC Dallas Stadium June 26[note 3] 0 3

2014 series results[edit]

Venue Date Dynamo score FC Dallas score
BBVA Compass Stadium April 5 1 4
BBVA Compass Stadium June 24[note 4] 2 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FC Dallas won the 2008 series on away goals rule (4:2). Two games were played in Houston and one in Dallas.
  2. ^ 2006 U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal match
  3. ^ 2013 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match
  4. ^ 2014 U.S. Open Cup Fifth Round match

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