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

The Houston Stars were an association football team based out of Houston, Texas that played in the United Soccer Association. 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 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

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Big Apple Soccer
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:22:30 -0700

A crowd of 7,102 was on hand to see what was essentially the USA's South American derby, a 2-2 draw between the Houston Stars (Bangu of Brazil) and the Skyliners. It was the Skyliners' final game. August 26, 1967. Sandro Mazzola scored the only goal as ...

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:24:25 -0700

... David Horst and former Dynamo and Houston Dash managing director Brian Ching with his nephew, Keahi Other high-profile attendees were "Project Runway" Season 2 winner Chloe Dao, with her sister, Sydney Dao, and Dancing with Houston Stars 2014 ...
New York Post
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:32:57 -0700

He toured Toyota Center and had a sit-down with Houston stars Dwight Howard and James Harden. Then he flew to Dallas for an early-evening meeting, reportedly at owner Mark Cuban's house, headlined by Dirk Nowitzki. That Anthony squeezed the two ...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:02:14 -0700

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