In its five-plus years of existence, the raucous folks of El Batallon -- one of four longstanding support groups that show up to Houston Dynamo home matches (and sometimes away games) -- had never gone to the media.
That's changed since one of their boys got the stun-gun treatment during the Dynamo's tussle with the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday, May 26, at BBVA Compass Stadium.
"It was hot on Saturday," says Martin Flores, an El Battalon homie since 2007 who witnessed the incident. "Like really hot, so at halftime, Javier [not his real name] went and soaked his shirt in the sink. When he came back, he sprinkled some water on Eric [also not his real name] to cool him off. Eric was caught by surprise so he threw his hand up."