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This article is about the defunct NASL club; for info about the WPSL club, see Houston Stars (WPSL)
Houston Stars
Houston Stars badge.png
Full name Houston Stars
Founded 1967
Dissolved 1968
Stadium Astrodome
Ground Capacity 62,000
Owner Roy Mark Hofheinz
Manager Martim Francisco (1967)
Geza Henni (1968)[1]
League United Soccer Association (1967)
North American Soccer League (1968)
1968 2nd of Gulf Division

The Houston Stars were an association football team based out of Houston, Texas that played in the United Soccer Association.[2] The league was made up of teams imported from foreign leagues. The Houston club was actually Bangu Atlético Clube from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They were owned by Roy Mark Hofheinz, owner of the Houston Astros and played their home matches at the Astrodome, making them the first ever soccer team to play its matches indoors.

Following the 1967 season, the USA merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the North American Soccer League with the teams from the former USA having to create their rosters from scratch.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League W L T Pts Regular Season Playoffs
1967 USA 4 4 4 12 4th, Western Division Did Not Qualify
1968 NASL 14 12 6 150 2nd, Gulf Division Did Not Qualify

References[edit]



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