There was a time when a Houston Dynamo versus Seattle Sounders FC match would be an MLS Cup Playoff preview. Today is not that time. Both teams are below the red line. Few expect Houston to challenge in the West and Seattle is chock full of disappointment. There is hope in Seattle.
Not having the services of Nelson Haedo Valdez means that the Sounders will get away from their crossing game. It should mean that Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Andreas Ivanschitz get tricky. The Dynamo tend to allow teams into the 6-yard-box, Clint should be great at that. Without the high heat of a Texas summer this is a good opportunity for Seattle to go on the road and grab points.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
Keys to Game:
- Force fouls in dangerous areas (Seattle is good at set-pieces, Houston doesn't foul though)
- Accept possession and use it (Houston is poor possession and passing team)
- Penetrate the 6 (Houston allows 2nd most shots inside 6)
- Avoid the air war (both teams are top 5 in MLS)
How to Watch
Match date/time: 1 PM Pacific on April 10, 2016
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Republic of Texas
Online: Watch ESPN
National TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman)
Local Radio: 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Middle East and North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
Australia: BeIn Sports (AUS)
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland): Eurosport
How I'm watching
Kit: Church is in Sessionoodie
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
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