Houston celebrates Dynamo's victory

HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Dynamo returned home on Monday morning after defeating the New England Revolution to win MLS Cup 2006. The mood in the Bayou City was celebratory, and many Houstonians could be seen sporting Dynamo orange in support of their team.

"It was amazing to see how Houston came together to support the team," said Houstonian Daniel McDonald. "We hope this is a signal of more championships to come. I'm already looking forward to next year."

A celebration hosted by Houston Mayor Bill White will be held at City Hall on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. CT. Dynamo officials say that the celebration will have a "block party" feel, with live music and vendors. White and Dynamo president and general manager Oliver Luck will speak, and the players will be present.

The win marks the city of Houston's first major sports championship since 2000, when the Houston Comets defeated the New York Liberty for the WNBA championship.

"What a phenomenal run it has been for the Dynamo ... (with) a championship in their first year here in Houston," White said. "They make us very proud!"

Lucas Ogden-Davis is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.