Our prediction for this MLS match:
Austin FC will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over Dallas when they take on Houston Dynamo on Sunday morning. Austin are after fifth home win of the process and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against the Orange Crush. All Sofiane Djeffal, Leo Vaisanen, and Zan Kolmanic are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the home side.
Houston Dynamo, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. The Orange Crush are on a four-game winning run in the Major League Soccer, but given their poor away record, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing more than one point from Sunday’s encounter. The visitors will be without Tate Schmitt, Ifunanyachi Achara, and Teenage Hadebe in the Q2 Stadium showdown.
Highlighted Player (Hector Herrera):
Mexico international Hector Herrera is a 26-year-old midfielder playing for Portugal giants FC Porto. Herrera began his career with Pachuca in 2010 and spent three years at the club before being sold to Porto. During his first season with the Dragons Herrera struggled for playing time, but he went on to cement his place in the starting eleven, becoming one of the most valuable players for the club.
Herrera has since them racked up over 110 performances for the Portugal side, scoring over 20 goals in the process. Full Mexico international since 2012, Hector Herrera represented his country at the 2014 World Cup.
During the summer of 2016 Herrera was heavily linked with a move away from Porto and was reported to have made a personal agreement with Italian side Napoli, but the €25 million asking price proved to be a stumbling block that ended up ruining the deal.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo is an American professional soccer club owned by Jake Silverstein, Gabriel Brener, Ben Guull and Oscar De La Hoya, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.
BBVA Compass Stadium is Dynamo’s home ground and the capacity of the venue is 22.039. Houston Dynamo won back-to-back MLS Cup trophies (2006, 2007), with the team beating New England Revolution in each of the two title games. It has to be noted that Houston finished the 2011 and the 2012 seasons as runners-up.
In 2008 the Dynamo made it to the North American SuperLiga final, but this time out their old rivals New England Revolution proved to be a big catch for the BBVA Compass Stadium outfit. FC Dallas are regarded as the club’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Texas derby. Houston have developed a rivalry with Sporting Kansas City as well. The colors of the club are orange, black and white.