Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dallas and Houston Dynamo square off against each other at Toyota Stadium in what is expected to be an entertaining showdown. The Toros aim to build on back-to-back wins over Austin and Vancouver Whitecaps and they are surely brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Houston. Since there are no fresh injury worries in the home team, boss Nico Estevez is unlikely to make changes to the team that won the midweek game.
The Orange Crush, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United in the last two league fixtures. Houston Dynamo are not regarded as good travellers and they are unlikely to spoil Dallas’ party in the Texas derby. Both Hector Herrera and Amine Bassi are back from suspension, while all Teenage Hadebe, Erik Sviatchenko, Tate Schmitt, and Ifunanyachi Achara remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Matt Hedges):
Matthew Hedges is a 193-cm tall centre back who was born in Rochester, New York on April 1, 1990. At the age of 18 he started his college career at Butler Bulldogs and in 2011 he moved to North Carolina Tar Heels. After scoring 18 goals in total in college football, Matt played for Reading United before joining MLS club FC Dallas.
The American footballer has been playing for FC Dallas since 2012 and in 2016 he won both US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield with the Toros. Matthew Hedges made his debut for USA national soccer team on February 8, 2015, coming as a substittute in the 72nd minute in a friendly against Panama.
2017 was the most successful year of his career as he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the Yenks. USA defeated Jamaica 2-1 in the title game, but Matt Hedges was not given an opportunity to play in the final. His preferred foot is right.
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.