Just one game this regular season can determine who takes home “El Capitán”.
The 19th-century Mountain Howitzer cannon is awarded to the winner of the season series (including playoff matches) between Texas rivals the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas. This year, unless the teams meet at the MLS Cup Final, the squads are facing a one-game, winner-takes-all showdown.
The Houston Dynamo (4-4-4) and FC Dallas (3-8-4) take the field in the Texas Derby this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET live on ESPN2/Deportes from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
FC Dallas has only won once in Houston across 11 meetings in all competitions and will be facing a Dynamo squad that is undefeated (2-0-1) in their new home.
Houston earned rights to possess the cannon in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2011 while FC Dallas took it home in 2008 and 2010. FC Dallas is 3-8-7 all-time versus the Dynamo.