Dynamo Back After Break

Head To KC

June 22, 2018 - 11:12 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – After a layoff with the World Cup break, the Dynamo face the best in the West in their first game back.

The Dynamo (6-5-3, 21 points) resume MLS competition in seventh place in a very congested Western Conference.  On Monday, the Dynamo defeated Minnesota United FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals where ironically, they will face Sporting Kansas City next month. 

In MLS play, the Dynamo won their last match against Colorado on June 9, but have suffered back-to-back road losses and have a 1-3-3 away record on the season.  The one road win is tied for the second fewest in the MLS.

The lack of road success coupled with Sporting Kansas City’s (8-2-5, 29 points) 5-1-2 home record is a cause for concern as the Dynamo play the leaders in the Western Conference and a familiar foe, who the Dynamo eliminated from the postseason a year ago.

Last year Alberth Elis’ extra time goal lifted the Dynamo to a 1-0 win against Sporting Kansas City.  Sporting KC lacked offense last year, but possessed one of the stingiest defenses in the league.

This year Sporting Kansas City has scored 28 goals, which is the third most in the Western Conference, behind Los Angeles Football Club and the Dynamo with 29.

Johnny Russell and Felipe Gutierrez lead Sporting Kansas City with five goals each while Roger Espinoza’s six assists lead the way in that category. 

Alberth Elis’ eight goals pace the Dynamo and Romell Quioto’s six assists leads the club.

Listen to Saturday’s game starting with an 8 p.m. prematch show on SportsRadio 610.