MLS Regular Season

Houston's Giles Barnes hopes the passion in the stands spurs the Dynamo to a derby win

Kinnear: "I think it brings out the best in players emotionally and in their competitiveness"
Passionate rivalry
Rivalry night

Using the word "derby" to describe a sporting contest between local rivals can be traced all the way back to 19th-century England. The Texas Derby is a much more recent creation, of course, but it can already boast a tradition of intense and dramatic contests watched by large, noisy crowds.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas

Dynamo return to BBVA Compass Stadium aiming to recapture El Capitán against FC Dallas
Preview: Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Match Preview

Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

Texas Derby memories: Recounting the five biggest Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas matchups

Tom Dart takes a look back at five of the most exciting Texas Derby enounters
Derby Memories
Derby history

Brian Ching accumulated a huge stack of Texas Derby memories during his eight seasons as a Dynamo striker. What stood out for him the most was the noise and passion generated by  supporters. "I remember our crowds," he told "That energy and that rivalry between the cities found its way to the games in a lot of ways."

Houston Dynamo say improved FC Dallas team brings added spice to Texas Derby

With in-form Dallas coming to town, Dynamo players expect a "spectacle"
Spiced up rivalry

Regardless of records, rivalry games carry weight with fans. When the game features two in-form teams, the intensity is sure to rise on the field as well.

As the Houston Dynamo prepare to host in-state rival FC Dallas on Saturday (7 p.m. CT; TICKETS), they know the club traveling south is on a good run of form and ready to strike with a team that has adapted seamlessly to the preachings of new boss Oscar Pareja.

03 April 4:01 pm

The Texas Derby is upon us. Eddie Robinson breaks down Saturday's rivalry match, plus hear from Dominic Kinnear, Giles Barnes, Kofi Sarkodie and Tony Cascio.

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Houston Dynamo want to continue strong start at home, hand FC Dallas first loss of the year

Omar Cummings says a bounce-back win will be all the more sweet against FC Dallas
Three points, one cannon
Texas Derby

The Dynamo's target this weekend: three points, one cannon, state pride. Houston will look to bounce back from a defeat by handing FC Dallas their first loss of the season at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday (7 p.m. CT, TICKETS).

On verge of facing FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo admit to wanting more matches vs. in-state rivals

Tally Hall says he enjoys the storylines, rivalries: "I’d be excited to beat them three times"
More derbies on the way?
Texas Derby

The Texas rivalry between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas is an intense one. How intense? Just look what's on the line: Every year they play for the right to hold on to El Capitán, a Civil-War era cannon.

02 April 2:48 pm

Texas Derby week is in full swing. Steph gives away two tickets to Saturday's game vs. FC Dallas, plus takes you down memory lane with a slow motion montage of trophies.

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02 April 9:45 am

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Glenn has a packed lineup tonight, with Dynamo forwards Will Bruin and Giles Barnes and midfielder Ricardo Clark. Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the two big rivalry games this week: US vs. Mexico tonight and the Dynamo vs. FC Dallas, the Texas Derby, this Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

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