Two teams that are coming off back to back losses will lock horns on Saturday, when Houston will play host to Dallas in a Texas Derby. Houston have been in rough shape lately and are coming into this match on a losing streak. Dallas made a good run in late July but they have now lost 2 in a row and are in danger of another loss.
Houston (3-8-9) temporarily pulled even at the start of the second half of their away match against Real Salt Lake, but they conceded a late goal and eventually lost by 2-1. They have now lost 4 in a row, conceding 2+ goals in all matches, and are win-less since May 23rd (0-6-7 since). The Dynamo are now sitting at the 12th spot of the Western Conference with 18 points, scoring 21 and conceding 30 goals in the process. They have only lost to Colorado at home so far (3-1-4), scoring 10 goals and conceding 9 in the process. Both teams scored in 6 of their 8 home matches so far.
FC Dallas (5-9-6) are coming into this match after a 1-0 home loss to the Seattle Sounders mid-week. Prior to that they lost by 2-0 at home against Kansas but those losses came after a 4-match unbeaten streak (3-0-1). Dallas are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Western Conference with 21 points, scoring 23 and conceding 28 goals in the process. They have been terrible on the road so far (1-7-1), scoring just 5 and conceding 17 in the process. They have not kept a single clean sheet on the road, and they have conceded multiple goals on 5 occasions.