The Houston Dynamo are looking to bounce back from the tough loss to RSL on Sunday by claiming 3 points against our big brother L.A. Galaxy.
In our defeat to Real Salt Lake we saw a couple of things occur; first we got our third red card of the season already matching the number of red cards we had all of 2013. The other thing we got to view was Mark Sherrod rock it in his starting debut and net a brace to open up his goal bank.
In what will be our only meeting with big brother this season, the Dynamo will be without our fearless leader Brad Davis who was called up to the USMNT, Servando Carrasco due to red card suspension, Ricardo Clark who still trying to shake off the effects of his concussion and possibly Will Bruin due to injury (although he did train). We do have players on the bench ready to step up and now they will have to.
This is going to be one of the big games to see who steps up. Do we see Sherrod getting the start again? Will Brian Ownby and Warren Creavalle get starts in place of Davis and Carrasco? Are we going to see the 4-3-3 again or will Dom go with the 4-4-2? It's also worth noting this will be Boniek Garcia's last game before being called up to the Honduras national team.
Know your Enemy - L.A. Galaxy
The L.A. Galaxy are looking to wrap up a four game road trip by visiting their little brother. Although the Galaxy had the last laugh against us twice in the MLS Cup Final they have yet to beat us in a regular season game since 2011. In addition, the Galaxy have been struggling a bit this season earning only 9 points from 7 games. They are also looking to bounce back after giving up two points to Portland thanks to a late goal Diego Valeri.
In what should be an advantage to the Dynamo the Galaxy will be without two key members who were called up to the USMNT. Both Landon Donavon and Omar Gonzalez have been called up to join Brad Davis for the 30 men preliminary squad. With that said don't expect Bruce Arena to stray from his typical 4-3-3 formation.
Our back four will have a tough test this weekend with Robbie Keane up front plus Juninho and Stefan Ishizaki in the midfield. But if our back four can maintain their composure and our attackers maintain the tenacity they have shown the past few games we should be able to come out with the 3 points.
The AEG children look to face off against each other at BBVA Compass Stadium, Saturday, May 17 at 7:30PM CT.