Dynamo to induct Parker, Emmett into OBC

Houston Mayor, Harris County Judge to be honored in halftime ceremony on Saturday

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo will honor Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Harris County Judge
Ed Emmett as the newest members of the Orange Blazer Club at halftime of
Saturday’s game against Seattle Sounders, it was announced today. Parker will
also present Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris
Canetti with a proclamation announcing 2010 as the Year of
Soccer in Houston.

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The
Orange Blazer Club, named in honor of former Dynamo President Oliver Luck’s orange jacket, honors individuals who
have made a major contribution to the Houston soccer community. Parker and
Emmett will form the second annual induction class into the Orange Blazer Club,
following last year’s inaugural class of Glenn Davis, Victor Delgadillo, and
Jack Stanfield.

“Mayor Parker and Judge Emmett have helped grow the sport of
soccer in Houston by supporting our stadium
efforts, the 2010 MLS All-Star game featuring Manchester United, and Houston’s bid to host the
World Cup,” Dynamo Senior Vice President Rocky Harris
said. “We are thrilled to be able to honor them as members of the Orange Blazer
Club.”

A self-proclaimed soccer mom, Mayor Parker has played a
major role in urging all parties to find a solution on the Dynamo’s stadium
project, supporting the 2010 MLS All-Star Game, and promoting Houston’s candidacy to host World Cup matches
in 2022.

Emmett fell in love with soccer – more specifically, Norwich City
– on business trips to England.
He has also played an important role in supporting the Dynamo’s stadium
project, embracing the 2010 MLS All-Star Game, and promoting Houston as a city eager to host future World
Cup matches.

Canetti
will present the inductees with orange blazers during halftime of Saturday’s match,
the Dynamo’s final game of the 2010 season.

The Houston Dynamo are a
Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first
four seasons and represented the United States in international
competition in four consecutive years. For more information, call (713) 276-7500.