Houston came up way short of domestic glory but international success is not out of reach.
Houston beat Luis Angel Firpo 1-0 on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. The match had been rescheduled due to Hurricane Ike.
Houston was the heavy favorite to come out of the West and reach MLS Cup but fell to New York 3-0 at home and a third consecutive title went by the wayside. But Houston still made history this year as they became the first MLS club to reach the knockout rounds of this new-look tournament.
In an interesting side note, Nate Jaqua started and played 68 minutes for his now-old club. Jaqua was selected earlier in the day by Seattle in the expansion draft.
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