The New York Red Bulls travel to Texas to see some sights, get a nice tan going, and play a soccer match. They take on the Houston Dynamo at what is sure to be a sold out BBVA Compass Stadium. The Red Bulls are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Houston tied New York City FC last week, 1-1, at the House that Ruth Built.
The Red Bulls are 10-3-8 versus Houston in team history and hold a 2-3-5 record when playing in Houston.
Currently third place in the Eastern Conference, the Red Bulls (4-3-5, 17 points) are looking to get themselves out of their funk and get a summer winning streak going. However, it will be difficult considering the makeshift back line they will be forced to use in the coming weeks. As for this match, they're missing Damien Perrinelle and Matt Miazga (who is with the United States Men's National Team at the U-20 World Cup). Perrinelle is suspended for the match due to yellow card accumulation. Sacha Kjlestan will be suspended after his next caution.
The Houston Dynamo (4-5-5, 17 points) are in eighth place in the Western Conference. The Dynamo, led by manager Owen Coyle, have Brad Davis listed as "questionable" for the match. Davis has 4 assists this year with Giles Barnes and Will Bruin scoring the lion's share of goals, six and five respectively.
It's another exciting installment of Viernes de Futbol on UniMas with our favorite commentators, Ramses Sandoval and Paul Caligiuri. They have yet to answer one of my questions on air, but I have a feeling that will change tonight.
Marcos de Oliveira will be the head referee for the match. I can't remember if we like him or not.