We are one week away from the first Houston Dynamo game of the season provided the MLS season starts on time. The Dynamo lost their first Carolina Challenge Cup game to the Charleston Battery and won against New York City FC. This game they are facing off against Orlando City SC. Orlando has tied both CCC games they have played including their rain-shortened outing against the Battery. The game ended after just 26 and while teams typically have to play 60 minutes for the results to count both teams agreed to let the results stand.
Currently, the Battery sit atop the Carolina Challenge Cup with four points followed by the Dynamo with three. Orlando City is in third with two points and New York City FC are in last place with one point.
Injury watch: Raul Rodriquez left the Dynamo win on Wednesday early after feeling a "twinge in his hamstring". Giles Barnes has also been playing reduced minutes after a injury suffered prior to the Carolina Challenge Cup.
Starting XI vs. @OrlandoCitySC: Deric; Sarkodie, Horst, Taylor, Beasley; Miranda, Garrido, Clark, Davis; García, Bruin #ForeverOrange— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2015
Orlando City starting XI: Ricketts; Shea, St. Ledger, Collin, Ramos; Okugo, Ceren; Molino, Kaka, Avila; Rochez— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) February 28, 2015