Our prediction for this MLS match:
After failing to win the previous three league fixtures, New York Red Bulls will look to get back on course when they take on Houston Dynamo on Sunday morning. Since the Metros failed to impress in a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes, Gerhard Struber should opt to make changes to the starting XI, with Tom Barlow pushing for his first start of the season. Midfielder duo Lewis Morgan – Serge Ngoma remains in the recovery room.
The start of the season, on the other hand, has been a mixed bag for the Orange Crush, who sit in 7th place in the Western Conference. Houston, though, are not considered good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling New York Red Bulls’ party at Red Bull Arena. Hector Herrera is banned for the match, while both Brad Smith and Ifunanyachi Achara remain in the recovery room.
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.