Houston (CBS Houston) – Several streaks hope to be snapped when the Dynamo host Sporting Kansas City Saturday inside BBVA Compass Stadium.
A three match losing streak, and a six match winless streak have the Dynamo sitting in last place in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Sporting Kansas City haven’t won in their last five matches, but are currently in sixth place in the West.
Last week the Dynamo lost 2-1 on the road against Real Salt Lake, and return home for the first time since April 15. Last week, the Dynamo took the first lead in the match after Leonel Miranda scored for the first time this season, but two Real Salt Lake goals quickly after would leave the Dynamo empty handed.
At home this season the dynamo are 1-1-2 in four matches played. The lone win came against FC Dallas during the second week of the season.
Will Bruin has led the team in goals with three, but has been out of the starting eleven the last two weeks for Owen Coyle. Giles Barnes, Andrew Wenger and David Horst have two goals each.
Tyler Deric and Alex will return after being suspended in last week’s match against Real Salt Lake. Deric was suspended after picking up a red card in the loss at Columbus. Alex was suspended after the MLS deemed a play in the Columbus match endangered the safety of an opposing player.
Sporting Kansas City has been on a skid as of late as well. Sporting has had back-to-back draws, the latest being a 1-1 tie against the LA Galaxy. Prior to that Sporting KC finished in a 1-1 draw at Vancouver. The middle of March was not pleasant for Sporting KC as they lost three in a row prior to the two draws.
Being at home, or on the road, hasn’t affected Sporting Kansas City’s winning percentage as they have a 2-2-1 record both at home and on the road.
Dominic Dwyer is Sporting Kansas City’s leader in goals with four, Benny Felihaber and former Dynamo Brad Davis have two.
Saturday will mark the first time Brad Davis plays at BBVA Stadium as a visiting player. Davis moved to the Dynamo, along with the rest of San Jose, for the 2006 season and helped bringing the MLS Cup to Houston in 2006 and 2007.
Last year the two teams met three times with the Dynamo winning one and the other two ending in draws. At BBVA Compass Stadium on April 25, the teams played to a 4-4 draw. Later, on Aug. 1, the lone match in Kansas City finished 1-1. In the series finale, on Sept. 23, the Dynamo shutout Sporting, 1-0.
Listen to the game Saturday on Sports Radio 610 with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m.