Soccer team to get a new name?

KHOU-11 recently reported that the professional sensitives in town were very upset about the name of Houston's new soccer team.

The director of UH's Mexican-American Studies program even let it be known that he would never wear a Houston 1836 t-shirt!

Today, KHOU-11 is reporting that the team will be changing its name, although team officials refuse to confirm the news.

If you haven't gotten your suggestion in yet, better head over to!

UPDATE: KTRH-740 is running a snippet from Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, who says the soccer team's ownership told her the name would be changed.

UPDATE (10:30 pm): Elma Barrera covers the story for KTRK-13. still has not posted a story, either to the sports page or to the soccer blog. Apparently, evolution at the Chronicle involves launching more online diaries and obsessing over trivialities, and not so much reporting breaking sports news with a political twist.

UPDATE (02-15-2006): The Chronicle finally posts a story!


Posted by Kevin Whited @ 02/14/06 12:19 PM | Print |

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