Houston Dynamo FC travel to Allianz Field on Saturday to face Minnesota United for the third and final meeting of the regular season.
Houston looks to extend their unbeaten run to four games after defeating FC Dallas 3-2 on Saturday in the final leg of the Texas Derby. Forward Griffin Dorsey scored his second goal of the season and tallied an assist against Dallas. Dorsey earned MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week honors following his performance on Saturday. Attacker Darwin Quintero earned his third start of the season and scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the second half from the penalty spot.
Forward Fafa Picault scored his 10th goal of the season and matched his regular season record for most goals in a single season. Picault is the seventh player in Dynamo history to score double digit goals in a season and the first player since Mauro Manotas scored 13 goals in 2019. Picault has scored eight goals and tallied an assist in his last 10 games, beginning with a goal against Austin FC on Aug. 4 at Q2 Stadium.
Minnesota won the first two meetings of the regular season, which includes a 2-0 victory at Allianz Field earlier this season. Houston is looking for their first victory in the series since a 3-0 triumph at BBVA Stadium on Sept. 2, 2020.
The Loons defeated the LA Galaxy at home to snap a two-game losing streak. The Loons were shut out in their back-to-back losses to the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City earlier this month. A brace from Emanuel Reynoso and a goal from Ethan Finlay led the Loons to their ninth victory of the season last Saturday.
The Dynamo return to BBVA Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 29 to host Vancouver for the third and final meeting of the season. Houston defeated Vancouver 2-1 in their first meeting at BBVA Stadium on May 22.