Welcome to Orange in the Oven, the newest addition to the Houston soccer scene. We look forward to bringing you all the latest news and analysis on the Houston soccer scene.
Our main focus will be the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash, but we also plan to provide coverage of other Houston area teams like the Houston Aces and Houston Hurricanes. In addition to covering the here and now, we will also be bringing you a bit of the past through our Dynamo Flashback series and Houston Soccer History series.
Now for the name: “Orange in the Oven”. Some of you may no doubt wonder where in the world this comes from. As you know, the primary colors for the Dynamo and Dash are orange, so they are the “Orange” in “Orange in the Oven”.
The “Oven”? Starting right about this time of year, BBVA Compass Stadium can only best be described as an oven. Within that oven, Houston blends a recipe of one part the best teams in MLS and NWSL, one part the best fans in both leagues and one part the hottest most humid conditions opposing teams can possibly imagine.
Over the course of 90 minutes, we cook opponents in that oven until they collapse like a soufflé that has been prepared incorrectly. Come the final 20 minutes of the match, they are dead men walking and that is when we strike. So, BBVA Compass Stadium is the “Oven” in “Orange in the Oven”.
So there you have it, the background and logic behind the name “Orange in the Oven”. Sporting Kansas City has its Cauldron, but we have our oven. We hope you like the name and have a bit of fun with it.
If you enjoyed our work at House of Houston we invite you to follow us here at Orange in the Oven. Of course continue to check out our good friends at the House of Houston as well as they continue to bring you top notch content on all the Houston sports scene.
We sincerely appreciate all of our readers and hope to continue to bring you the best in full coverage of the Houston soccer scene.
Hal and Leo