Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Earthquakes Stadium pits together San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo, the two teams who sit in the bottom half of the table. San Jose played out a goalless draw with Vancouver Whitecaps in their last league match to extend their winless run to ten games. Midfielder Jackson Yueill represents USA at the 2021 Gold Cup, while all Fierro, Bersano, and Thompson are sidelined with injuries. Both Judson and Kikanovic are rated doubtful for the match.
Houston Dynamo, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winless run in the Major League Soccer. The visitors have been struggling in front of goal of late, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Keep in mind that all Darwin Ceren, Maynor Figueroa, Boniek Garcia, Ariel Lassiter, and Tyler Pasher are on international duty.
Highlighted Player (Danny Hoesen):
After making only one league appearance for Fortuna Sittard, Danny Hoesen joined English club Fulham in 2009, but he did not see any game action for the capital club during his spell at Craven Cottage as he was sent on loan to HJK and Fortuna Sittard.
In 2012 the 186-cm tall attacker signed a deal with Ajax and he scored seven goals in 32 league appearances for the Amstedammers from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 he joined fellow Eredivisie outfit Groningen and during the 2016/2017 season he was on San Jose Earthquakes’ radar. The Dutch footballer, who was born on January 15, 1991 in Heerlen, Limburg will play for the MLS outfit (on loan) in the 2017 season.
Speaking of his international career, Daniel Hoesen has 10 caps for Netherlands U17 team and he made three appearances for the Dutch U21 side. He is still a Groningen player and his contract with the Eredivisie side expires on June 30, 2018.
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.