My favorite story of the rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers took place back when both clubs were still toiling in the minor leagues. The setting: a Starbucks branch across from what was then called Jeld-Wen Field in downtown Portland, where Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer stopped in with his assistants a few hours before kickoff. Now, these were the USL days, so the blue jackets the staff wore wouldn't have been as conspicuous as they are now.
Houston vs. Dallas; Dallas vs. Houston. It's a cantankerous relationship between two Texas cities that goes back as long as the line at a Luby's Cafeteria at noon on a Sunday. Dallas has always seen itself as the more sophisticated of the two, with pristine Southern Methodist University nestled in the heart of the city, while Houston has the reputation of an outlaw, reflected by its lack of zoning laws. The acrimony shared by these two end points on Interstate 45 filters down to sports as well.
MLS Rivalry Week is upon us again. And with those occasions animated as much by the fans as by the players on the field, ESPN FC asked fan reps from some of the teams playing in this weekend's biggest games to give a sense of the mood in their camps leading into these matchups. "This is one of those rivalries where there have been a few tough games on the field, with hard tackles and so on, but off the field there's a fair amount of respect.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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