Houston Dynamo FC

Houston Dynamo FC host Minnesota United FC 


Houston Dynamo FC close a two-game homestand at 7:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, July 12 against Minnesota United FC.

The Dynamo host Minnesota United FC for the second time this season, after earning a point versus Sporting Kansas City with a 2-2 draw at Shell Energy Stadium on Saturday.

Houston looks to add on to that point from the weekend, after forward Iván Franco scored a 98th-minute equalizer for his second goal of the season. Forward Aliyu Ibrahim also scored his first career MLS goal in the 47th minute. Captain Héctor Herrera assisted on both goals, earning his fifth MLS Team of the Matchday selection this season. The Mexican international is tied for the second most assists in the league with nine.

The Dynamo enter the match with a 7-1-2 league record at home this season, while earning two additional victories at Shell Energy Stadium in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. One of those victories came against Minnesota United FC in the Round of 16. Forward Corey Baird netted three goals on the night to record the first hat trick of his career, and Ibrahim scored his first goal for the club to cap a 4-0 victory.

Minnesota leads the all-time series in the regular season with an 8-4-4 (WLD) record. However, Houston boasts a 4-2-2 (WLD) record versus the Loons at Shell Energy Stadium. Minnesota found victory in the last league meeting earlier this season, a 1-0 victory at Allianz Field on May 17.

Minnesota started July with a 4-1 home victory over Portland Timbers FC on July 1, followed by a 4-1 home defeat versus Austin FC on July 8. The Loons currently sit 11th in the Western Conference, four points behind the Dynamo, who sit inside the playoff line in eighth.

Houston next travels to face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, July 15, for the first time this season, with kickoff scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT. That will be the team’s final league match before kicking off Leagues Cup play at Orlando City SC on Friday, July 21.