Like with other major cities in America, Houston, Texas, is crazy about sports. After all, America is the land of dreams, great food, and sport; sports, especially professional sports, are a huge part of American society and have created an important social bonding among its citizens throughout the years.
The professional sports teams of Houston, TX, are well known not only in the state but also around the country. In total, there are six major league sports teams in Houston – check out more information about them below.
- HOUSTON ASTROS
The Astros are a professional baseball team that competes in the MLB. The team was created in 1962, and for the first three years was known as the Houston Colt .45s, before changing their name to the Astros in 1965. The name was changed when the team moved stadiums and started playing at the Houston Astrodome. The Astros have fared relatively well over the years winning various titles, including the World Series in 2017.
- HOUSTON DASH
This may be a team you are less familiar with, but the Houston Dash is a women’s soccer team. In 2014, they joined the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League), and have grown in popularity since. The team is owned by the same group that owns the Houston Dynamo, and therefore, the kit colors are similar for both teams.
- HOUSTON DYNAMO
This is the men’s professional soccer club of Houston with the team competing in the MLS (Major League Soccer). The Dynamo was created in 2005 and had success right from the start with them winning the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups. The team often goes by the nickname of Orange Crush, or La Naranja due to their orange-colored kit. They share the BBVA Stadium with Huston Dash.
- HOUSTON ROCKETS
The Houston Rockets are a professional team in the NBA (National Basketball Association), playing at the Toyota Center in Downtown Houston. The team was established in 1967 and was originally based in San Diego, however, in 1971 the team was moved to Houston after Texas Sports invested money in them. Over the years, the team has won 13 titles including two Championships.
- HOUSTON SABERCATS
The SaberCats are newcomers having only been formed in 2017, and they are probably the least well-known major team in the city for most people. The SaberCats competes in the MLR (Major League Rugby), although they are yet to win any titles. They play their home games at the Aveva Stadium which is a rugby stadium with the capacity to hold around four thousand people.
- HOUSTON TEXANS
The Houston Texans represent Houston when it comes to the NFL (National Football League), and they play their home games at the NRG Stadium. They are the youngest team to be playing in the NFL having only been formed in 2002 as an expansion group. It wasn’t until 2011 that they finally won their first Championship, and have won a further five Championships since.
Whether it is watching them or playing them, sports are very important to a lot of people. But if you do prefer to watch rather than play yourself, then the sports teams of Houston, TX, certainly give you a lot of choices!
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