Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Texas rivals meet for third time
by Ridge Mahoney, August 6th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS PREDICTIONS] FC Dallas aims to keep its playoff hopes and home winning streak alive when Houston comes north for a Thursday night clash. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney makes his prediction. ...

 

THURSDAY
FC DALLAS (5-9-5) vs. HOUSTON (10-5-5), 8:30 p.m ET, Direct Kick

Defensive porosity in last week's 4-3 win over D.C. United, a home date with Chicago looming on Sunday, and a heavy slate of league and international games in August may prompt Coach Dominic Kinnear to keep things tight. Though Brian Ching returned to score twice in the win over D.C. United, Brian Mullan is doubtful and Kei Kamara questionable. They may be rested with seven more MLS and Concacaf Champions League matches scheduled this month.

A 6-0 hammering of Kansas City, sparked by a four-goal salvo by Jeff Cunningham, Saturday marked FC Dallas' third consecutive home win. Its last loss at Pizza Hut Park was a 3-1 defeat inflicted by the Dynamo June 13. (It lost, 1-0, at Houston in May.) Those three wins have nudged FCD near playoff contention, but it has only beaten Houston once in regular-season play.
Prediction: FCD 1, Dynamo 2.

RIDGE MAHONEY'S 2009 PREDICTION RECORD
Last week: 2-4. Season: 73-70.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] One of the most anticipated matches of the ACC season takes place Thursday in ...
Barcelona visits Madrid with Messi on the brink     
[CLASICO PREVIEW] Barcelona visits Spain's capital on Saturday for a mouthwatering edition of the world's biggest ...
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives