Houston (CBS Houston) – The Dynamo enter the week at the top of a crowded Western Conference table, but seek to pick up their first road points on the season.
Through 10 matches, no one expected the Dynamo to be where they are, but one box that still is unchecked is the ability to gets points on the road. Seven of the first 10 matches have come at home, and the Dynamo are 6-0-1 in those matches. The other three matches have left a lot to be desired as the club is 0-3-0 on the road this season.
With three straight road matches and five of the next six on the road, a lot will be learned about the Dynamo ability to win on the road.
The Dynamo enter Wednesday’s match having won their last two, the latest a 2-1 victory over Vancouver that saw goals from Alberth Elis and Erick Torres.
Speaking of Torres, he’s currently tied with Nemanja Nikolic of Chicago in the race for the MLS Golden Boot with eight goals.
Elis meanwhile is questionable for Wednesday’s match after he was subbed out early in last week’s match with a minor hamstring injury.
A few weeks ago it looked like Philadelphia would be a golden opportunity for the Dynamo to pick up their first road points of the season as the Union started the year winless in their first eight matches. Two of those final eight matches in the winless streak were draws, and they have won their last two matches by a combined scored of 7-0, so the Union enter Wednesday’s match with good form.
Philadelphia, led by goalie Andre Blake, haven’t allowed a goal in three straight matches
On the attack the Union are led by C.J. Sapong who has seven goals and is just one behind the MLS leaders in the Golden Boot race.
Listen to Wednesday’s match on 95.7 HD3 and the Radio.com app beginning with a 5:30 p.m. pregame show.