The Kansas City Wizards (2-1-1, tied for second place in Eastern Conference) travel to Houston to face the Dynamo (2-2-1, fourth place in Western Conference) on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 pm and as noted, it’s being broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel.
Houston attempts to rebound from a bad loss to Chicago in which they lost midfielder Geoff Cameron for the season. The Dynamoâ€™s makeshift lineup will attempt to combat one of the hottest teams in MLS, while Kansas City will hope a road victory against a veteran Houston squad will help position them one of the teams to beat in MLS.
On Oct. 4 of last season, both sides needed a win as Houston wanted to earn home-field advantage for the playoffs, while Kansas City was still fighting for the last playoff spot. An early red card by Cam Weaver left the Dynamo short-handed for most of the match, but Luis Angel Landin scored his only goal thus far in MLS, and Houston held the lead until the 73rd minute. However, the Wizardsâ€™ Zoltan scored a beautiful goal from a long ball played over the top of the Dynamo defense, and as a result the match ended in a disappointing draw for both teams.