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.
Both FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo have won El Capitán seven times. FCD leads the all-time series in MLS play, boasting a 13-12-15 (W-L-T) record. Kenny Cooper and Michael Barrios share FCD's all-time Texas Derby scoring lead with five goals each in MLS play.