They poured out of BBVA Compass Stadium and into the remains of a sun-kissed afternoon a happy, loud and largely orange bunch. Oh, there were a few J.J. Watt shirts in the stands for the Dynamo's first playoff game at BBVA, but this was a soccer crazed bunch.
Major League Soccer did the Dynamo absolutely no favors when it scheduled the team's playoff game the same afternoon as a Texans home game (even Bud Selig wouldn't let a playoff game directly conflict with an NFL game in the same city). But Dynamo fans didn't let it matter.
More than 20,000 still bought tickets and rocked the hot house — not to mention top-seeded Sporting KC.
"I'm happy the Texans won," Melissa Arnold told me. "But the Dynamo winning makes my week."
It also might make the series. By beating KC 2-0, Houston takes a huge advantage into the second leg of this Eastern Conference semifinal that will be determined by aggregate goals.
The Dynamo now have to lose by two or more goals in Kansas City Wednesday night to not advance to the conference finals.