Friday, July 15, 2011

On the Road Again

Kansas City goes on the road tomorrow for one of their last 4 road games of the season down in Houston against the Dynamo. The Dynamo are on a 3 game unbeaten run, two ties and then a win last week over Toronto. They are led by Brad Davis, who is currently leading the league in assists. His crosses and free kicks have helped Brian Ching and Will Bruin to add to each of their goal totals.

The Wizards lost their 12 game unbeaten run in all competitions on Tuesday night, but still have their 10 game unbeaten run in league play heading into the game in Houston. But Houston hasn't exactly been a great place to play over the years for Sporting. Since winning at Robertson in their first trip ever, KC has not won since that trip. The big question will be how KC comes back from Tuesday night and the poor performance against the Kickers. Julio Cesar is out for this weekend, meaning Luke Sassano or Birahim Diop will likely move into the midfield.

Myers - Collin - Besler - Harrington
Espinoza - Sassano - Zusi
Kamara - Sapong - Bravo

Number to Remember - 4 - Four games left on the road including this game, and KC only needs 4 points in those 4 games to average a point per game on the road this season, which has been a good mark for teams wanting to make the playoffs.

Key Match Up - Chance Myers vs Brad Davis - As mentioned earlier, Davis has been a very good player for Houston, Myers shutting him down on the right hand side will be a big part of KC's game tomorrow.

PREDICTION - This game has worried me for a while, even before the Richmond game, Houston has always been a team that KC has struggled against. Hopefully they can pull themselves out of the serious scoring funk they are in, averaging a goal a game in the last 13 games and put them on the right track. I just don't feel confident in the game though.

SKC - 0
HOU - 2 (Bruin, Davis)

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