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.
"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."