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The Dynamo stadium game

The Houston Dynamo, having failed to secure a publicly funded stadium in their prior guise as the San Jose Earthquakes, are now hitting some snags on the same issue in Houston. The terms of the deal are not quite clear from the stories in the press - $20m worth of city land, a city-owned but Dynamo financed stadium [?] - but the relocation card has been played by the reigning two-time MLS champions. Mayor Bill White did not take well to the ploy, and the media has his back. I don't think the mayor would lose an election by standing up to AEG, who own "more sports teams and events than any other company in the world," including the Dynamo. And surely AEG can't maximize the value of this franchise by barnstorming from city to city. Stay tuned!