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Houston Dynamo FC open two-game road trip on Wednesday in Minnesota

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The Dynamo look to bounce back after allowing their first goal at home in more than 530 minutes of league play this season. The Dynamo played with 10 men for 57 minutes against the Sounders following a video review of a challenge by forward Amine Bassi. The Dynamo played the final 12 minutes with nine players after midfielder Héctor Herrera received his second yellow card of the match. Seattle scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute, and Houston closed a three-game home stand with a 1-1-1 record in league and Open Cup play. 

Both Bassi and Herrera will miss Wednesday’s game due to a one-game suspension following Saturday’s game. This is the second red card suspension for Herrera, who missed Houston’s last road trip, a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls on April 15. This is the first suspension for Bassi and the first game he will miss since the season opener on Feb. 25. The 25-year-old missed the match against Cincinnati due to injury.  

Houston looks to snap a five-game losing streak against the Loons. Minnesota won both matches in 2022 and swept the series in 2021. Houston enters the series with a 4-7-4 record (WLD) against Minnesota and the Dynamo last secured a point away from home in a 2-2 draw with the Loons on Oct. 18, 2020.  

The Dynamo close the two-game road trip on Saturday, May 20 in Toyota Stadium when they face FC Dallas. The team returns to Shell Energy Stadium on May 23 to host Minnesota in the Open Cup and return to league play on May 27 when they host Austin FC. The Dynamo travel to Vancouver, Canada to close the month followed by a trip to St. Louis on June 3 for the first-ever MLS meeting with St. Louis CITY SC.