Thursday Night Preview: Texan Battle

Thursday Night Preview: Texan Battle

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 6, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Bobby Boswell, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Dave van den Burgh, Dominic Kinnear, Geoff Cameron, Jeff Cunningham, Stuart Holden, Thursday Preview
Cam Weaver and Dave van den Burgh battle again tonight. (Getty Images)

Cam Weaver and Dave van den Burgh battle again tonight. (Getty Images)

There’s nothing like kicking off a week with a good in-state derby. Tonight we get just that for week 21’s kickoff as the Houston Dynamo travel to Frisco, TX to face FC Dallas. Both clubs are coming off big wins from last weekend and look to take ownership of El Capitán, the prize given to the winning club in the season series.

So far this season Houston has gotten the better of their northern rivals by beating them 1-0 and 3-1. The Orange would love nothing more than to do it again for a clean season series sweep.

Dallas may have gotten their offense off the ground last week against Kansas City but looking at what kind of defense they are going up against I think it will be tough for them to get more than one by the Dynamo defense. Sure Houston let in three last week to DC but I just don’t see Dominic Kinnear’s bunch doing that again.

Houston should be able to control things in the middle with Brad Davis and Stuart Holden, which should allow Brian Ching to find openings in the Dallas defense.

I think the difference will come down to guys like Bobby Boswell and Geoff Cameron in the back for Houston going against Jeff Cunningham and Dave van den Burgh for Dallas. I’d like to think that Dallas can keep their offense flying here but they’ve never really been able to dominate Houston since the Dynamo were moved to Houston a few years ago. I also wouldn’t expect a good crowd for this one as no one in Dallas likes to travel to Frisco on a week night with all the traffic around here.

Anyways, I see Houston carrying this one out and extending their lead in the overall standings.

WVH Prediction: Houston 2, Dallas 1

  • Blag

    Just so you know, Geoff Cameron may or may not be playing in the back. In the DC game he was used to fill in for Brian Mullan (Right Midfielder) who is out with an injury for few months, along with Eddie Robinson and Richard Mulrooney. So it really comes down to Julias James. He is playing center back, and I honestly think he is the weak link for the Dynamo defense, however, he is young and that can change as he gets more and more playing time.

  • Blag

    Just so you know, Geoff Cameron may or may not be playing in the back. In the DC game he was used to fill in for Brian Mullan (Right Midfielder) who is out with an injury for few months, along with Eddie Robinson and Richard Mulrooney. So it really comes down to Julias James. He is playing center back, and I honestly think he is the weak link for the Dynamo defense, however, he is young and that can change as he gets more and more playing time.