Houston (CBS Houston) – Still without road points, the Dynamo head to Atlanta to for their second of three straight road matches and their second game of the week.
The Dynamo dropped a 2-0 decision at Philadelphia on Wednesday to fall to 0-4-0 in road matches this season.
With the loss, the Dynamo are still (6-4-1, 19 points) towards the top of the Western Conference table in second place.
Alberth Elis was left off Wednesday’s match day roster on Wednesday due to a hamstring strain, and his available for Saturday’s match is in question.
When the Dynamo hit the pitch on Saturday, it’ll be the third match in eight days for the Dynamo, and their second road match in four days.
Saturday’s match will feature two of just five clubs with at least 20 goals scored so far on the season. The Dynamo have scored 21 goals, tied for Portland for the MLS lead, while Atlanta United FC has scored 20 goals on the season.
Erick Torres leads the Dynamo with eight goals, which is second in the league behind Chicago’s Nemanja Nikolic who has scored 10 times.
Josef Martinez meanwhile leads Atlanta United FC with five goals, but hasn’t played since the third match of the season after suffering a quad injury while playing for his country, Venezuela.
Hector Villalba is second on the club with four goals on the season.
The expansion club is 3-4-3, 12 points through their first 10 matches of the season, which puts them in ninth place entering Saturday’s match against the Dynamo.
Gerardo “Tata” Martino is the head coach for Atlanta United FC, his first in the MLS. Martino is as well decorated an MLS manager can be, as he managed the Argentina national team from 2014-2016, the Paraguay national team from 2006-2011 and even spent a season as the manager for FC Barcelona.
Atlanta United FC are winless in their last three matches, but picked up a road draw at Portland last week.