Texas Derby

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The rivalry between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas, known as the Texas Derby, was established in 2006 with the addition of the Dynamo to MLS. Since then, the winner of the season series receives "El Capitán," a replica 18th-century mountain howitzer cannon. The current rules and tiebreakers regarding the awarding of El Capitán were agreed upon in 2010:

  1. Head-to-head regular season series (W-L-T)
  2. Head-to-head goal differential in regular season series
  3. Result of playoff series (if applicable)
  4. Result of CONCACAF Champions League series (if applicable)
  5. Result of SuperLiga playoff match (if applicable)*
  6. Result of SuperLiga group match (if applicable)*
  7. Result of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match (if applicable)
  8. Holder retains trophy

*SuperLiga discontinued in 2011

All-Time Series

2006

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
May 6 4 3 Roberston Stadium MLS Regular Season
May 13 1 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
Aug. 12 1 0 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
Aug. 23 3 0 Robertson Stadium Open Cup Quarterfinal
Sept. 2 0 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo win El Capitán with 2-1-1 regular season record

2007

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
June 3 2 1 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 30 0 0 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
Aug. 19 1 0 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
Sept. 30 3 0 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
Oct. 27 0 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals
Nov. 2 4 1 Robertson Stadium MLS Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals (AET)

Houston Dynamo win El Capitán with 3-0-1 regular season record

2008

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
April 6 3 3 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
May 28 2 2 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
June 26 1 1 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season

FC Dallas wins El Capitán via away goals tiebreaker, 4-2, after teams split regular season series 0-0-3

2009

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
May 9 1 0 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 13 3 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
Aug. 6 0 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo win El Capitán with 2-1-0 regular season record

2010

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
March 27 1 1 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season
May 5 0 1 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season

FC Dallas wins El Capitán with 1-0-1 regular season record

2011

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
May 28 2 2 Robertson Stadium MLS Regular Season
Sept. 24 1 0 Pizza Hut Park MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo win El Capitán with 1-0-1 regular season record

2012

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
June 16 2 1 BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo win El Capitán with 1-0-0 regular season record

2013

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
March 17 2 3 FC Dallas Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 26 0 3 FC Dallas Stadium Open Cup Round of 16

FC Dallas wins El Capitán with 1-0-0 regular season record

2014

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
April 5 1 4 BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 24 2 3 BBVA Compass Stadium Open Cup Round of 16

FC Dallas wins El Capitán with 1-0-0 regular season record

2015

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
May 1 1 4 BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 26 0 2 Toyota Stadium MLS Regular Season
Oct. 4 1 4 Toyota Stadium MLS Regular Season

FC Dallas wins El Capitán with 3-0-0 regular season record

2016

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
March 12 5 0 BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 2 1 1 Toyota Stadium MLS Regular Season
July 20 0 1 BBVA Compass Stadium Open Cup Quarterfinals
August 27 1 3 BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season

Dynamo win El Capitán via goal difference tiebreaker 7-5 after teams split regular season series 1-1-1

2017

Date Dynamo FC Dallas Venue Competition
May 28 0 0 Toyota Stadium MLS Regular Season
June 23 - - BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Regular Season
August 23 - - Toyota Stadium MLS Regular Season