After an awful start to the season, the New York Red Bulls look to get back on track Saturday night when they take on the uncharacteristically high-flying Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo have scored a league-high eight goals during the first two weeks of the season (RBNY have zero). RBNY will have to get their act together if they hope to contain the black and orange:
Joe Willis (GK, 12 points; 1 clean sheets, 9 saves): Willis is the third ranked fantasy goalkeeper in MLS. He has done a good job filling in for the injured Tyler Deric. It remains to be seen if Willis or Deric will get the start, as he is expected to be ready this week. Having two good goalies is a good problem to have. Bradley Wright-Phillips and company better start taking some quality shots if they hope to score, on either goalie.
David Horst (DEF, 16 points; 1 clean sheet, 1 goal): Even though he really isn't a household name, Horst is by no means, a sleeper. He scored over 110 fantasy points each of the last two seasons. He led a defense that shut out a very good FC Dallas squad last week. Scoring a goal certainly helps your numbers at any position, but especially from the back line.
Andrew Wenger (MID, 25 points; 2 goals, 2 assists): What a blazing start by this young man. Wenger is on his third team in as many years and luckily for Houston, he is off to the start that the Philadelphia Union wished he had there. In the 5-0 thrashing against FCD, Wenger was ready to go from the start and had a goal and two assists before the half hour mark.
Will Bruin (FWD, 18 points; 1 goal, 2 assists): Bruin is not far behind Wenger with his scoring total. Bruin, always a tough opponent for the Red Bulls, will make his 150th appearance for Houston this weekend. Bruin has a goal and an assist against RBNY since 2011. He is a big target. The shaky center backs will have a difficult time covering him, especially in the air. The Red Bulls have historically struggled against larger strikers such as Connor Casey and Jozy Altidore.