Friday, June 2, 2023

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo FC (4-4-2) at Minnesota United FC (3-5-3)

Minnesota United FC have won five straight meetings with the Houston Dynamo FC, the Loons longest winning streak against a single opponent in the club’s MLS history. The Houston Dynamo FC has just one longer losing streak against a single opponent, losing six in a row to the Seattle Sounders FC from 2017 to 2021.

The Minnesota United FC have lost five of its last six MLS games ((D1) and are coming off a 3-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. The one point is tied for the club’s fewest in a six-match span (with spans in 2018 and 2022), as the Loons have only earned fewer than four points in a seven-game span once (2 from July-September 2018).

The Houston Dynamo FC fell, 2-1, to San Jose Earthquakes back in April in their only away match this season against a conference opponent. Since joining the West in 2015, Houston Dynamo FC has nine wins in 94 regular-season road games (D26 L59) against Western Conference foes, fewer than 13 other teams in that time including New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.

Jeong Sang-Bin had his first-half penalty kick saved by Tim Melia in the 3-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. He also earned the shot after being fouled by Melia, becoming the first Loons player to be fouled by the opposing goalkeeper in the area only to have his penalty kick saved by the same goalie.

Both Hector Herrera and Amine Bassi were sent off in Houston Dynamo FC’s 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC, the team’s first time having multiple players sent off in the same match since August 2018 against Sporting Kansas City. Since the beginning of last season the Houston Dynamo FC players have received nine red cards, tied with Sporting Kansas City for most in MLS.

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