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Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Preview: Dynamo look for continued improvement on the road against rival

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The Dynamo travel to Frisco, TX to play FC Dallas. All Houston have to do is win and El Capitan comes home.

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Have the Dynamo turned a corner when it comes to success on the road?

Under Wade Barrett and Co. coaching last weekend the Dynamo left Vancouver with their first points of any kind on the road. They took the lead thanks to a great (and up for MLS Goal of the Week) goal from DaMarcus Beasley but weren't unable to keep Vancouver off the board and had to settle for a 1-1 draw. While they didn't move up in the standings, they are still last in the Western Conference, the team now sits just one point away from the Seattle Sounders.

The game against Vancouver saw a double red card that will have Alex sitting out in the Dynamo's next game.

The team heads to Frisco to play FC Dallas, one of the few teams they have had success against this season. In the second week of the 2016 season the Dynamo beat Dallas 5-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. They had a fast start scoring four times by the time the game hit the 27th minute. It was the first time the Dynamo had beat Dallas in the last five outings.

But as seems to be typical of the Dynamo this season they won a game while failing to dominate possession of the ball. The Dynamo seem to suffer when they control possession in a game while they find freedom when they don't. They make the most of the moments they do have the ball. When they dominate possession they take fewer risks and have less success.

Just because they have had success against Dallas already this season doesn't mean that it will be an easy go in Frisco. Dallas currently sit second in the Western Conference with a 8-4-3 record this season. They haven't lost a game at home this season.

Since Houston won the first of three match-ups if they get a win on Thursday night El Capitan will finally come home. Houston play Dallas at 8 pm CT on Thursday night.