The Houston Dynamo are on the road Saturday to play the Colorado Rapids. Playing the eleventh place Western Conference team seems like it should be an automatic win for the Dynamo, but the fact that it’s a road game means anyone could walk away with three points. With just one road win this season the Dynamo need to improve their road form to help push them above the red line in the standings.
Last Saturday, the Dynamo got a much needed 3-0 win over Minnesota United. Defender Philippe Senderos scored two goals in the game both of which came off of corner kicks. The two goals were Senderos’ third and fourth of the season which ties him for third most on the team this season. Alberth Elis put an exclamation point on the game with a tap-in goal during stoppage time. The goal ties Elis with Mauro Manotas for most goals scored on the team this season. The Dynamo dominated possession in the game and walked away with three points, a rarity for the club when they dominate possession.
The Rapids will be looking to rebound after a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Impact. Saphir Taider scored in the 55th minute for the minute and followed that goal up with a second just one minute later to put the Impact ahead 2-0. A 78th minute goal from Dominique Badji was the first shot that the Rapids had managed in the game. They finished the game with just two shots while the Impact had 21 shots.
The Rapids have struggled this season and have just four wins to their name. Houston beat Colorado earlier this season 2-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The goals from Mauro Manotas and Tomas Martinez came in the first half of the game. Houston completely dominated the game with 75.7% possession in the game and 20 shots. With the little amount of time they had the ball the Rapids managed two shots and had no corners in the game.
The game kicks off at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 8 pm CT.