Coarse correction | Houston MLS team drops 170 years from its name

Practical economics also play a role. The Dallas Morning News noted the 19,513 that filled the new stadium in the Dallas suburb of Frisco for Mexico’s friendly with Ghana on Mar 1. The game almost sold out Pizza Hut Park despite the bottom ticket price of $50. Still more impressive, ratings for the Univision broadcast of the Mexican superclásico between Club América and Chivas Guadalajara just three days earlier set a 10-year U.S. broadcast high for a soccer match not involving national teams. It left ratings for MLS games in the dust.

Hispanics represent the largest ethnic group in Houston, according to the 2000 census. One of every three Texans is Hispanic, writes the Chronicle‘s Lori Rodriguez, meaning that fresh interpretations of state history are needed. That history includes a record of abuses of Hispanic civil rights, beginning when Mexican prisoners of war in 1836 were forced to dredge a swamp that would become Houston.

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Brian:

    Houston 1836 was a silly name anyway. Not that Dynamo is much better. I suppose it’s better than Red Bull New York.

    I bet the ninnies offering the “PC Houston” comments wouldn’t have gone to any matches anyways.

    Why not call them the Caballeros?

  2. Cedric White:

    Unbelievable, the distortion of history. It sounds like Karl Marx is more influential than given credit for.

    The truth is that the Mexican government was oppressing the white settlers—thus, their revolt vs. Mexico in 1836.

    Several years later, the US and Mexico fought a war, just as many bordering nations have done during the history of the world. Mexico … surrendered and sold the southwest to the US. It was a fair, legal purchase—get over it.

    I really don’t understand the pathology of the Mexican resentment about something that happened 170 years ago. I mean, if that resentment by Mexicans is legitimate, then how about if they just sign over their independence to Spain? After all, maybe Spain is angry that Mexico revolted against them during the 1820s? Why is Spain’s anger any less legitimate than Mexico’s?

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