New stadium, new hope

Can Houston christen its new home with a win? Plus: Impact keeps improving

Updated: May 9, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

When Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium hosts its first official game this weekend, it will be the latest in a long line of stadium unveilings for Major League Soccer. Backs will be slapped by the dignitaries present, high-fives will be exchanged by fans and the Houston Dynamo players will no doubt feel a buzz as they take in the sight of their new home packed with 22,000 true believers. Yet for a handful of Houston players and coaches, the joy of their stadium dream coming true will resonate even ...

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