Houston (CBS Houston) – Three matches remain on the Dynamo’s schedule and Wednesday they are in Seattle looking to snap the Sounders’ four match winning streak.
The Dynamo (7-13-11, 32 points) have lost back-to-back matches on the heels of winning back-to-back matches in the middle of September. The latest defeat was against Colorado at home in which their comeback bid fell just short in a 3-2 loss.
On the road the Dynamo have been respectable in picking up a win or a draw in six of their 15 away matches. Recently the Dynamo are undefeated in their last three matches away from BBVA Compass Stadium, and have won two.
Mauro Manotas, who had a brace in the loss against Colorado, leads the Dynamo with six goals despite playing in just 19 of the Dynamo’s 31 matches, and starting just eight.
Alex will miss Wednesday’s match against Seattle due to suspension stemming from yellow card accumulation.
Seattle (13-13-5, 44 points) enters the match against the Dynamo squarely in the MLS Playoff race, currently in fifth place in the Western Conference and just three points ahead of seventh place Portland.
Seattle has won four straight matches, which is just one win off the franchise record of five set in 2004.
At home Seattle has been beatable this season, losing five home matches, which is tied for the most in the MLS with two other teams (Montreal and Vancouver).
Jordan Morris leads the Sounders with 12 goals. Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro both will play in Wednesday’s match after being released from national duty from their respective countries.
Clint Dempsey has been sidelined since the last match between Seattle and the Dynamo on August 24 with an irregular heartbeat. Dempsey was ruled out indefinitely, but Dempsey and the Sounders are holding out hope he could return before Seattle’s season comes to a close.
Wednesday’s match will be the third meeting between the Dynamo and Seattle this season. Both games finished in 1-1 draws and were played in Houston, both matches also saw a Seattle equalizing goal in stoppage time.
Listen to Wednesday’s match beginning with a 9 p.m. pregame show on 95.7 HD3 or the Radio.com app.