Houston Dynamo and Minnesota United face at BBVA Compass Stadium, in a game for the 0 th round of MLS. Minnesota United won at home by (1‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 26.05-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 19‑06-2019, in a match for the US Open Cup that ended the victory of Minnesota United by (2‑3). The goals of the match were scored by R. Peña (9 ‘) and T. Martínez (37’), for Houston Dynamo, and C. Quintero (66 ‘e 82’) and M. Toye (89 ‘), for Minnesota United. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Houston Dynamo :
The home team arrives at this stage of the MLS (Regular Season) after a 1-0 defeat with Kansas City. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 2 wins and 13 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 home games for the championship the Houston Dynamo won 4, drew 3 and lost 3, so he won 15 points in 30 possible. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 10 games they played in this competition. In 28 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 18 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for this competition: he suffered 6 of his 16 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The great desire of Houston Dynamo is at least to get a place in the playoffs, but he knows he will hardly get it. This is due to its oscillations, so much so that it needs to show more strength in the field if you want to at least improve your numbers. Being at least better positioned is essential to play your part and that means not losing points at home. Texans will need to find a balance point in their games, so they can have a greater tactical quality and achieve good results. In this match, AJ De La Garza will be absent, for being in the medical department.
Minnesota United :
The visiting team reaches this phase of the MLS (Regular Season) after a win out by (0-2) with Los Angeles FC. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 13 suffered. For the championship, Minnesota United conquered 10 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 28 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 2 comebacks.
The Minnesota United values the regularity of the missing rounds to remain at the top of the table. The team knows that the championship is difficult, so it must be very competent to make a positive campaign. In the field it must be imposed and not give spaces to the rival, since this tends to have a result in their favor. With concentration and determination it is easier to approach a result that is satisfactory, which in this case is at least a draw. In this match, Osvaldo Alonso will be absent, being in the medical department.