In an upcoming match, the Houston Dynamo will go head-to-head with St. Louis CITY SC for the second time this season. The game holds significant importance as the Houston team aims to secure a spot in the playoffs in the highly competitive Western Conference.
Houston faced St. Louis CITY SC earlier this year and was defeated. However, they are entering this rematch in better form, remaining unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions since the resumption of competitive play after the Leagues Cup on August 20. Currently occupying the fifth position in the Western Conference, the Dynamo have seven regular-season matches left.
During their recent five-game streak, Houston displayed a strong performance at both ends of the pitch. They scored 13 goals while conceding just one, involving ten different players in finding the net, with 11 of those goals coming from assists. Defensively, they managed to keep four Western Conference opponents and the Columbus Crew from scoring, maintaining a clean sheet for 453 minutes in league play.
Both Houston and St. Louis are coming into this match following draws against the LA Galaxy earlier this month. Houston secured a goalless draw, while St. Louis CITY SC’s match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Sam Adeniran and João Klauss each contributing a first-half goal for the visitors.
Three Dynamo players had international duties during the September FIFA window. Captain Héctor Herrera represented Mexico in two international friendlies, featuring for 77 minutes in a 2-2 draw against Australia. Adalberto “Coco” Carrasquilla, the reigning Concacaf Gold Cup Player of the Tournament, started both of Panama’s Concacaf Nation’s League matches, guiding his team to a 3-0 win over Martinique and a 1-1 draw with Guatemala. Additionally, goalkeeper Xavier Valdez made his second senior team start for the Dominican Republic, helping secure a 3-0 victory over Montserrat.
Looking ahead, the Dynamo’s next match will be at Shell Energy Stadium, where they will host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday, September 20, with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT.