The last time Houston lost was on May 26, 2007 at RFK against our own DC United. Since then they have won 6 out of 7 and outscored opponents 15 to 3. During the same time period United has won 4 out of 6 with a scoreline of 13 to 6.
Houston will be missing deadly free kick artist Brad Davis and possibly the #1 at keeper, Pat Onstad. DC will probably still be missing Boswell, Olsen, and Moreno to Copa America duty and Kpene and Namoff to injury.
Judging by current form and our road record, DC is in for a very tough match. Houston is coming off a 4-nil win against RBNY and DC just stole three points from an Eddie Johnson-less Kansas City. Houston will no doubt aim to abuse the disorganization of our back line. Brian Carroll, Fred, and Moose will have to step in to slow down the attack before it gets too dangerous. DCU will need to continue to attack the wings to free up space for Christian in the middle and he will have to use that space effectively if we want to get on the board.
Hopes and Dreams for Match 2.14
1. We steal a point against a hot team on the road.
2. The defense shows some sign of coming together.
3. Ching does not score.
4. Erpen scores from distance.