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Battle for Texas

In Football [Soccer], two Texas Teams battled for supremacy in the Lone Star State. The result was neither a victory nor a loss

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\uc1{\fonttbl{\f0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}}{\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue255 ;}{\stylesheet{\s0\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1\f0 \fs20\kerning28 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margt1440\margl1800\margr1800\margb1440 \headery720\footery864\deftab720\pgnstart1\viewkind1\viewscale100\fet0{\*\docvar {ColorSet}{-1}}{\*\docvar{ColorPos}{-1}}{\*\docvar{StyleSet}{-1}}{\*\docvar{StylePos }{-1}}\pard\plain\pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 {\header\pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1\tqc\tx4320\tqr\tx8640\fs20\par }{\footer\pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1\tqc\tx4320\tqr\tx8640\fs20\par }\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 PRELUDE \par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 On a hot Texas Day [6{\super th} of April 2007] in front of 20,102 spectators, the Battle for Texas began in Robertson Stadium in Dallas Texas. The Battle for Texas was transmitted live by Telefutura [A US Latin Station that is the sister station of Univision]. The protagonists of the Battle for Texas was the FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamos.\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 FIRST HALF \par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 The first half started with both teams battling for possession of the game and ball. The Houston Dynamos were able to take over the game with Caraccio scoring the first goal of the game at twenty one minutes. FC Dallas was not willing to give up and retook possession of the ball and game with an equalizer by Cooper at 35 minutes . Dallas was excited and demanded more from their team and from Cooper. Cooper happily obliged by scoring a second goal at 45 minutes with a little help from Toja. The first half ended with FC Dallas 2-1 Houston Dynamos.\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 SECOND HALF\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 The Second Half had the same excitement as the first half. Houston took over as Ching scored an equalizer at 52 minutes. Alvarez and FC Dallas continued the struggle with another goal at 57 minutes giving the FC Dallas a three point lead over the two points of the Houston Dynamos. In an act of desperation, Houston had to struggle or else become one of the few teams that have yet to win a game in the MLS. There were bookings of Toja and Barrett for unprofessional behaviour. Regardless, Houston continued to fight until Cameron finally scored an equalizer within 91 minutes of this all too important game.\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 REFLECTIONS \par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 While the Houston Dynamos and FC Dallas played an exciting game, Houston still has a long way to go. The Houston Dynamos of the current MLS Season were close to having no victories and two losses if it were not for the last minute equalizer of Cameron . This is not the same Houston Dynamos that impressed people with their victories in the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup. FC Dallas remains without a win in the 2007 MLS Season in spite of this draw. FC Dallas had better organize its defence, offence , and reinforce its will to win. There is still some hope for FC Dallas in the form of Cooper who deserves to be called the most valuable player for his aggressive style in scoring two goals for the FC Dallas in the first half of the game.\par } \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 FC Dallas 2-2 Houston Dynamos\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 FC Dallas : 5/10\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 Houston Dynamos: 5/10\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 \par } \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 REFERENCE :\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 Ferraro , Andrew J.: \u8220\'93Ching, Houston able to escape with tie\u8221\'94\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\ul\f0\cf1\lang1033\fs24\kerning28{ {\field{\*\fldinst{ HYPERLINK "http://www.mlsnet.com//news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080406&content_id=148110&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&team=t200" }}{\fldrslt{\pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1 http://www.mlsnet.com//news /team_news.jsp?ymd=20080406&content_id=148110&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&team=t200} }}}{\ulnone\cf0\par}} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28 Ogden-Davis , Lucas: \u8220\'93Hoops able to come away with draw\u8221\'94\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\ul\f0\cf1\lang1033\fs24\kerning28{ {\field{\*\fldinst{ HYPERLINK "http://www.mlsnet.com//news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080406&content_id=148113&vkey=news_fcd&fext=.jsp&team=t104" }}{\fldrslt{\pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1 http://www.mlsnet.com//news /team_news.jsp?ymd=20080406&content_id=148113&vkey=news_fcd&fext=.jsp&team=t104} }}}{\ulnone\cf0\par}} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} \pard\nowidctlpar\nooverflow\sl240\slmult1{\b\f0\lang1033\fs24\kerning28\par} }