Houston Dynamo Welcomes LGBT Fans for Pride in the Park
The Houston Dynamo honored Pride Houston again this past Saturday with their now-annual Pride in the Park match, this year against Toronto FC.
As I’ve said in a prior post, the Dynamo do a great job putting on this game, but this year the fans really stepped it up with some special displays. One fan Scott Schroder brought balloons that were released after the national anthem. It was really cool to see in the stadium and he captured it on Vine:
For their part, the supporters groups of The Walker End also added a pride banner to their usual tifo after the anthem was sung. Fan Nancy Finkelstein Shaddock got a great view for us of what they did:
It was also a night to honor heroes at BBVA Compass Stadium. Prior to the game and at the 51st and 68th minutes, Houston firefighters who lost their lives in the worst tragedy to strike their department were memorialized:
As for the action on the field, it was a frustrating 0-0 draw between the Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC. The home team dominated possession but the visitors provided some scary moments early on with the chances they took when the ball was on their side of things. The Dynamo picked up the tempo though but while possession in the second half was as much as 90% at one point, they just didn’t make the most of their opportunities and never found the back of the net.