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Aug. 15, 2007, 3:38AM

DYNAMO SUMMARY

Coming soon to a jersey near you: Amigo Energy

By BERNARDO FALLAS

Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

The Dynamo finally will let the cat out of the bag on one of the team's worst-kept secrets this summer.

The team will announce today that Houston-based electricity provider Amigo Energy will be the Dynamo's jersey sponsor.

The Dynamo become the fifth Major League Soccer team to land a jersey sponsor, joining the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chivas USA, Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC. The New York Red Bulls have sported the logo of energy drink Red Bull, their parent company, since 2006.

The agreement will be unveiled tonight at the Dynamo's Summer Soccer Ball at Planeta Bar-Rio, 6400 Richmond. The fan appreciation night is free of charge and open to the public.

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Someone over at Big Soccer did a mock up of the sponsored kit.

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I acknowledge the need for sponsors, but as a logo and uniform fan, I hate the prominence that the sponsor name gets. I know that's how they do it in Europe, but I won't root for Herbalife. The jersey should say Galaxy across the front. You can stick a small logo on the pants or something, but not in place of the team name.

Until the logos go, I cannot watch the MLS.

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Amigo Energy? WTF???

There was an offer on the table from a furniture company, but MLS said no.

It should have been Hooters.

If MLS said no to a furniture company, then it was Gallery Furniture. MLS did the right thing rejecting them.

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Well I'm pretty sure all of the MLS squads will be sporting a sponsor next year. I really think MLS should butt out of who the sponsors are unless it's a porn site or cigarette company. Gallery Furniture is who I believe wanted to sponsor Houston. I'd like to see more nationally recognized names for sponsors. I'm wondering who Chicago will go with next year. Columbus has a few options and San Jose should pretty much have their pick of sponsors when they come back in 2008.

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Well I'm pretty sure all of the MLS squads will be sporting a sponsor next year. I really think MLS should butt out of who the sponsors are unless it's a porn site or cigarette company. Gallery Furniture is who I believe wanted to sponsor Houston. I'd like to see more nationally recognized names for sponsors. I'm wondering who Chicago will go with next year. Columbus has a few options and San Jose should pretty much have their pick of sponsors when they come back in 2008.

Colorado could go with Coors, Frontier Airlines and Qwest.

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Well I'm pretty sure all of the MLS squads will be sporting a sponsor next year. I really think MLS should butt out of who the sponsors are unless it's a porn site or cigarette company. Gallery Furniture is who I believe wanted to sponsor Houston. I'd like to see more nationally recognized names for sponsors. I'm wondering who Chicago will go with next year. Columbus has a few options and San Jose should pretty much have their pick of sponsors when they come back in 2008.

Colorado could go with Coors, Frontier Airlines and Qwest.

That's a lot of sponsors for one shirt. ^_^

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The could do what Lyon does and have a primary sponsor on each kit and just rotate the primary while placing the other sponsors somewhere else on the jersey. (Realistically, I'd hate a look like that with such a good looking kit). Columbus could go with Nationwide as their kit sponsor. They have a few banks in the area like Chase and Bank of America that could sponsor as well. Is Visa or Mastercard the official card of MLS? I thought Visa took over a couple years ago? San Jose would have HP, Apple, Dell, Google, Yahoo, who used to sponsor them, IBM and an assortment of banks and computer companies. New England has Gillette, Sam Adams and a few others as well.

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I acknowledge the need for sponsors, but as a logo and uniform fan, I hate the prominence that the sponsor name gets. I know that's how they do it in Europe, but I won't root for Herbalife. The jersey should say Galaxy across the front. You can stick a small logo on the pants or something, but not in place of the team name.

Until the logos go, I cannot watch the MLS.

You won't be watching the league ever again, then.

Myself, I hated the team name across the front. It was the worst of all worlds - unspeakably ugly, redundant (since the name is already on the front, on the team crests), and they didn't even get any money for it.

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Anyone who complains about sponsor logos on soccer uniforms is obviously not a soccer fan.

Sponsors have been part of soccer for a long long time....this is NOTHING new.

Thank you...and something as trivial as sponsor logos causing someone to stop watching says alot about the person's actual interest in the sport.

"Taylor Twellman's my favorite player, but the minute the Revolution add a sponsor to the kit, FORGET IT!!!" :upside:

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Anyone who complains about sponsor logos on soccer uniforms is obviously not a soccer fan.

Not true. I am a huge soccer fan. Went to about half of the World Cup Qualifiers last rotation. I can't stand sponsors on the jerseys. Makes it look tacky. Luckily I have bought some MLS jerseys already. Won't be buying any in the future.

BTW, I only soccer I watch are either USA games or MLS. Don't care about Euro leagues.

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Anyone who complains about sponsor logos on soccer uniforms is obviously not a soccer fan.

Sponsors have been part of soccer for a long long time....this is NOTHING new.

It's nothing new, and it still sucks.

And no - I couldn't give a crap about football/soccer, and this is one of the reasons why.

So there.

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Anyone who complains about sponsor logos on soccer uniforms is obviously not a soccer fan.

Sponsors have been part of soccer for a long long time....this is NOTHING new.

It's nothing new, and it still sucks.

And no - I couldn't give a crap about football/soccer, and this is one of the reasons why.

So there.

... actually wouldn't it be "could give a crap" because it implies you're dumping on something? ^_^

But, the sponsor on shirts does help make up a bit for the fact that there are no substantial commercial breaks in soccer like football, basketball, baseball and hockey.

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