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Houston Dynamos' Waibel proud to come home despite loss

Seattle-born Houston Dynamos defender Craig Waibel was proud to be playing MLS football in his home town, even if he was playing for the enemy.

The 33-year old enjoyed being back at Qwest Field despite the Dynamos losing 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders, who he began his professional career with back in the late-1990s.

At that time, the Sounders were in the A-League (first division), and Waibel said it was great to now see them competing so well in MLS.

"We were begging for an MLS franchise when I was here," he said.

"I would have been one of the 32,000 (in attendance) today. It's a proud day for me to come back and see the team I started my professional career with excel at this level and compete so well in the first year.

"I just wish they didn't compete as well as they did today."

Andrew Slevison
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