Behind the orange lenses: Web Tilton, Houston Dynamo fan

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Welcome to a new series of articles dedicated to spotlighting fans. Houston Dynamo/Dash fans come in many shapes, forms and sizes. Some have been fans since the clubs were founded, while others are relatively new to the family. Some fans you’ll recognize, and others might not want to get attention, but their voices and support won’t go unnoticed.

Last name: Tilton Web

Fan since: 2006

Current season ticket holder: Yes, since 2006

Where are you from and what is your earliest football memory?

I’m Texas old school, born in 1954 in La Grange. I never saw much football growing up until my family moved to Bangladesh when I was 11-13. I started to like it, but coming back to Texas, I never had the opportunity to play, except an Iranian neighbor and I played a little HS. In college, we played every day, mainly with foreign students. Then going to teach in a very small town in Wharton County, we had a lot of good pickup games a few times a week for years and years.

How did you become a Houston Dynamo fan?

I’ve waited years for Houston to have an MLS (or LigaMX) team. When we finally got one, I bought season tickets straight away and haven’t missed a home game since.

What is your favorite Houston Dynamo memory?

There are so many, I’ve been in all 4 MLS Cup games and many playoffs but probably winning the Frisco MLS Cup because it was so dramatic. Of course, there are plenty of other great Dynamo games and events to keep in mind as well.

Are you excited for the new era of Houston Dynamo Football Club?

Very excited, but as Dynamo’s most optimistic supporter, I experience this almost every year. But what’s exciting this year is seeing everyone on board as well. These are going to be great years, I hope!

What does it mean to you to have the World Cup in 2026 here in Houston?

It’s so exciting, not just going to games, but all the events around it. I went to a game in Dallas, and it was cool all the banners and everything they had, this time will be a hundred times better. And it will spread, with teams heading to training grounds, fan fests, media events and all the foreign fans coming to town. I would like to have crazy foreign fans, like Dutch, Brazilians or Argentinians. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to show my city to the world.

Our hope is that you can put a name to a face in the crowd at PNC Stadium. That you’d wear your orange gear with pride and make friends catching the games at your favorite watering hole. And never forget to always hold it down and keep it orange forever!

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