After opening BBVA Compass Stadium last Saturday and playing the stadium’s first night game on Tuesday, the Dynamo return to the road to take on the New England Revolution. The game at New England will be the Dynamo’s fourth game in eleven days and will surely test the depth and stamina of the team.
The Men in Orange come off a disappointing 0-0 draw Tuesday night against the Portland Timbers and the scoring woes that plagued them for stretches last year seem to have returned. With just one goal (Brad Davis) in the past 3 games, the Dynamo visit the Revolution hoping to find their scoring boots. Captain Brian Ching came on as a substitute last game and will hopefully be rested and ready for New England. Will Bruin has started all of the previous 3 matches so it would make sense for him to be on the bench tonight. Look for Macoumba Kandji to start in his place.
It’s hard to make a prediction or figure out the tactics for this game when we are still so unsure of the lineup. The overload of fixtures means more players will likely be rested but who sits the bench could determine the outcome at Gillette Stadium. If Brad Davis sits I do not like our chances. Davis has been the only offense we have mustered lately and without him I just don’t see us scoring many goals, if any.
If you’d like more information on this game I invite you to go check out the Rebel Alliance Podcast where I joined Total-MLS Revolution writer Renny Swan and his co host Josh Nelson to break down this game and take a couple of shots at them about losing 2 MLS Cups to us. On the podcast I predicted a 1-1 draw but I feel we can win this game if we can score 2. 1 may do it with the way our defense has played but I will go on record, if the Dynamo score 2 or more goals tonight they will come home with all 3 points.
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