- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 2, 2007
- 2 Comments
After seeing one upset in the playoffs already, are we in-store for another with FC Dallas and Houston. Dallas took an early series lead against the defending champs and now head to Houston to hope to pull off the upset, an upset that could be bigger in some people’s mind than last night’s Fire over United one.
Clarence Goodson got the Hoops up and running in this series last weekend in Dallas, and the Hoops actually looked like they wanted to put the series away as much as they could in that game. But only a one goal advantage going into tonights game with the Dynamo is what the Hoops have. It worked for the Fire, now the question will be if it can work for Dallas in a place that they have struggled to win at.
I think really, even with the way the playoffs are going that Houston is still the best club out there even though they are down a goal in this series. They are going to be in their home stadium and are expecting a decent crowd. They know they can beat Dallas at Robertson Stadium, but after last weekend, Dallas didn’t know they could beat Houston.
Houston still seems like the better club to go with and plus I am sticking with my pre-season and end of regular season pick of the Dynamo to repeat as champs this season. With the way the playoffs are going, if the Orange win this game, who will stop them? I don’t think Chivas or KC will be able to, nor anyone from the east.
I’ve been wrong plenty of times about both of these times but I think this time around it will be pretty clear who will win. Dallas will be going defensive in this one I think even though they should be able to score on that Dynamo defense that looks a little out of it without Ricardo Clark in the defensive midfield role out there. No disrespect to Richard Mulrooney, but he just doesn’t cover the field like Clark does in the back.
I think this one will be just as good as last night’s Chicago – DC afair, only the higher seed will come out of this one on top.
WVH Prediction: Houston 2, Dallas 0