MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Houston Dynamo
Slumping and exhausted FC Dallas looks to reverse its fortunes against in-state rivals the Houston Dynamo.
By Seth Vertelney
|FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Villar, Cruz, Shea; M. Santos.||
OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); MF Bruno Guarda (L ankle); MF Marvin Chavez (R ankle sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (hamstring)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Cameron, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Camargo, Moffat, Davis ; Ching, Costly.
OUT: MF Alex Dixon (L finger fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Adam Moffat (concussion)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
FC Dallas is coming off two straight home shutouts: a 1-0 loss to New York last weekend, and a 2-0 loss to Pumas on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League.
- Houston won last weekend at home to San Jose by a 2-1 scoreline. Brad Davis and Will Bruin were the goalscorers.
- The first leg of the Texas derby ended in a 2-2 draw in Houston on May 28.
- The Hoops are in fourth place in the Western Conference, five points back of Seattle, while Houston is in fourth in the East, even on points with the Union, but having played two fewer games.
- FC Dallas lost just twice from the start of May to the end of July, but it has now dropped four of its last six league games.
- Both Brian Ching and Adam Moffat have been cleared to play in this match for Houston after missing time with injuries.
Top 3 Predictions
FC Dallas 0-9 Houston Dynamo
- 33.33 %
FC Dallas 2-2 Houston Dynamo
- 22.22 %
FC Dallas 1-3 Houston Dynamo
- 22.22 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 17, 2013||FC Dallas 3 - Houston Dynamo 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 16, 2012||Houston Dynamo 2 - FC Dallas 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 24, 2011||FC Dallas 0 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 28, 2011||Houston Dynamo 2 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 5, 2010||Houston Dynamo 0 - FC Dallas 1|
|Oct 26, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Real Salt Lake 1 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Sep 29, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Columbus Crew 4||MLS|
|11||Fabian Andrés Castillo||Striker|