Our football match prediction:
Colorado Rapid’s form has hit an unexpected low point after back-to-back defeats and the hosts face a challenge to bounce back against hot-shot Houston Dynamo.Four wins on the trot offered great promise that Columbus Crew would be able to get out of the rock-bottom of the Western Conference, but consecutive defeats against Los Angeles Galaxy and Atlanta United saw them get back to the gutter. Their chances of making a comeback against Houston will be put to a proper test with Burling out with foot injury, and Gashi and Saeid under a huge doubt due to a muscle problem and a knee issue, respectively. Houston Dynamo will have a couple of selection issues of their own with Alexander and Malki both suffering from respective knee problems, but the visitors will be hoping to extend their fine stretch and keep up the pace behind leaders Sporting Kansas City. Dynamo are level on points with two other teams and can’t afford to fall behind.
Highlighted Player (Tim Howard):
Tim Howard is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the history of USA national football team. Howard is well known for his spell with English giants Manchester United. The experienced shoot-stopper played for the Red Devils from 2003 to 2007 and he spent the 2006/2007 season on loan at Everton. At the end of the season he signed a permanent deal with the Goodison Park outfit and it has to be noted that he made no less than 354 league appearances for the Toffees. During the 2011/2012 Premier League campaign he scored his first and only goal for Everton as he found the net in a 2-1 loss to Bolton Wanderers. Thanks to the goal against Bolton he became the fourth goalkeeper to score a Premier League game. In 2016 he decided to return to USA, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with Colorado Rapids. Howard conceded 20 goals in 19 appearances for the Rapids in the 2016 MLS season and he managed to keep eight clean sheets. It is well known that the USA goalkeeper won the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the Yanks.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo are 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 colours of the club are orange, black and white.