Houston Dynamo FC

Dynamo open two-game road trip in Colorado 


Houston Dynamo FC travel to Colorado on Saturday to open a two-game road trip. The team will make their debut in the Leagues Cup the following week in Florida against Orlando City SC.

Houston will look to bounce back after closing a two-game homestand with a loss to Minnesota United FC. This was only the second loss at home for the Dynamo this season and the team now holds a 9-2-2 record at Shell Energy Stadium this year in all competitions. Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota was also the first time the team was held scoreless at home since a 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake on May 6. 

Saturday’s game will be the last match for both teams prior to the MLS All-Star Game on July 19 in Washington D.C. Héctor Herrera will depart following the game to represent the club at the exhibition vs. Arsenal and the Skills Challenge on July 18. 

The Dynamo and Rapids played to a 1-1 draw in the first meeting of the 2022 season in March. Houston earned a point at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in their last visit to the venue following a 1-1 draw on Aug. 20. The team looks for their first win in Colorado since a 4-1 triumph on March 30, 2019. 

The Rapids earned a point following a scoreless draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Colorado opened the three-game homestand with a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on July 8. Saturday could feature the debut of Rafael Navarro, the Designated Player signed on Monday from Palmeiras in Brazil. The forward is the second player to join the Rapids during the summer transfer window after Colorado acquired defender Andrew Gutman in a trade with Atlanta United. 

The Dynamo will make their debut in Leagues Cup the following week in Florida against Orlando City SC. The team returns to Shell Energy Stadium on July 25 to host Santos Laguna