The Texas Derby is a rivalry between the Lone Star State's two MLS clubs, FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo, recognizing the best club in the state for the season. The two squads play a series of games with the winner taking home an 18th-century mountain howitzer cannon named El Capitán. The winner is determined by whichever team earns the most points from MLS Regular Season matches.
FC Dallas leads the series 9-8.eight times and is 14-13-17 (W-L-T) all-time in MLS play. Kenny Cooper and Michael Barrios share FCD's all-time Texas Derby scoring lead with five goals each in MLS play.