The Dynamo host Nashville SC on Saturday after both teams advanced to the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Houston is currently navigating a three-game homestand that began with a 1-0 victory over San Antonio FC on Wednesday in the U.S. Open Cup. The team is currently navigating a stretch of four games across a two-week span and the team will now play seven games in May.
Sebas Ferreira scored for the Dynamo on Wednesday evening and that was his fifth goal of the year. The forward has scored three goals in his last four outings for the team. Wednesday’s lineup featured Griffin Dorsey, Fafa Picault and Ferreira, who have each played 700 of the 900 minutes available this season. Defender Sam Junqua tallied the game-winning assist, and the 25-year-old has played a key role for the Dynamo in this tournament. Junqua scored the game-winning goal against RGV FC on April 19 in the Third Round of the tournament.
Houston and Nashville meet for the third time and this is the first meeting since 2020. Houston looks for their first victory in the series and their sixth victory of the year. The Dynamo are now 4-1-3 (WLD) at home this year and look to capitalize on this stretch of matches at PNC Stadium prior to playing three of their next four games away from home.
Houston returns to league play against a Nashville team that played 120 minutes on Wednesday to qualify for the next round of the U.S. Open Cup. Nashville conceded two goals in the first half and needed extra time to come from behind against Atlanta on Wednesday evening.
The Dynamo close a three-game stretch across eight days on Saturday and will close the month with seven matches. This is the most congested stretch for the team this season who will close the month with three consecutive road games. Houston will spend the bulk of the summer months on the road after hosting 10 of their 17 home games by May 18. Houston will go more than a month till it’s next home game when they host the Chicago Fire on June 25.