Houston Dynamo 2 is back at SaberCats Stadium for the first time this month. Dynamo Dos wrapped up a two-road game stretch on Sunday, May 7 against Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Houston went 1-1-0 (WLD) during the stretch away from the Bayou City. On April 30, Dynamo 2 earned its biggest win of the season with a 4-1 rout of Sporting KC II in Lawrence, Kansas. Four different players scored in the victory. Forwards Isaiah Reid and Yair Gonzalez both scored their first MLS NEXT Pro goals. Reid, selected No. 34 overall in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft, scored the final goal of the game after being a second-half substitute. Gonzalez, who also made his first Dynamo 2 start, scored the second penalty kick of the match after Reid was fouled in the box.
Real Monarchs enter Sunday’s match following a 2-1 loss to Tacoma Defiance. Much like Dynamo 2, Real Monarchs have had a tough start to the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro campaign with a 3-4-0 (WLD) overall record. The MLS NEXT Pro affiliate of Real Salt Lake currently sits one spot above Houston Dynamo 2 in the MLS Next Pro Western Conference standings. Real Monarchs earned 5-1 victory over Timbers 2 on April 30.
Houston is undefeated against Real Monarchs after beating the Utah based team twice during the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. Houston defeated Real Monarchs in commanding fashion 4-1 on July 10 at SaberCats Stadium. On May 25, 2022, Houston took a 1-0 victory over Real Monarchs at Zion Bank Stadium.
Dynamo Dos will hit the road once again to take on North Texas SC on Sunday, May 21 at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas.