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Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas go head to head in the Texas derby on Saturday night at the Shell Energy Stadium in Houston. Since the first meeting in 2006, there have been over 150 goals in this thrilling rivalry.
This Saturday marks the 51st official meeting between the sides, but which side has the balance of power tipping in their favour?
Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas H2H: The story so far
- 1 Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas H2H: The story so far
- 2 Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas H2H last five matches
- 3 Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas final prediction
The inaugural showdown was a seven-goal shootout at the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium back in 2006. The locals got off to a flying 3-0 start, but a second half rally from the travellers from the North almost evened things up, the Dynamo ran out 4-3 winners.
The orange army reigned supreme in those early years, Brian Ching put Dallas to the sword on several occasions. But the scales shifted around ten years ago when the Cows strung together an unprecedented seven wins between 2013 and 2017.
- Houston Dynamo wins: 15
- Draws: 18
- FC Dallas wins: 18
The current General Manager of Houston Dynamo, Pat Onstad, holds the record for the most clean sheets (5). However, the last six matches have all seen both teams scoring, meaning his record is in safe hands for now.
History in the making
Brian Ching, Kenny Cooper and Ricardo Clark have scored six goals in the Texas derby, more than any other players. But the Colombian midfielder Jáder Obrian has notched up four since joining in 2021, the diminutive 28-year-old is predicted to play on Saturday. Could he shock the home crowd and grab two goals to tie the record?
One stat that is going to be hard to match is Fafá Picault’s feat, the Haitian sensation scored in back-to-back Texas derby games for different teams! He was on target for FC Dallas at the Toyota Stadium in 2020, the next season he popped up for goal with the Dynamo at the same venue.
Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas H2H last five matches
USA MLS 01/10/23
USA MLS 21/05/23
USA MLS 10/07/22
USA MLS 23/04/22
America Friendlies 20/02/22
FC Dallas 1-1 Houston Dynamo (20/05/2023)
Jáder Obrian opened the scoring in Frisco pouncing at the back post, but the strike was cancelled out late on by Thorleifur Úlfarsson.
Houston Dynamo 2-0 FC Dallas (18/02/2023)
The final MLS preseason game was a 2-0 friendly win for Houston Dynamo, as Daniel Steres and Corey Baird gave them the warm up win.
— Houston Dynamo FC (@HoustonDynamo) February 19, 2023
Houston Dynamo 2-2 FC Dallas (09/07/2022)
Late drama in this drawn game in the MLS regular season as the hosts snatched a point in front of a sell-out crowd. Jesús Ferreira thought he had won it on 93 minutes, before Zimbabwean defender Teenage Hadebe surged into the six yard box to equalise in the 101st minute.
FC Dallas 2-1 Houston Dynamo (23/04/2022)
Paraguayan forward Sebastián Ferreira had the visitors cheering after 33 minutes, but had to watch from the bench as his hard work meant nothing. Tsiki Ntsabeleng and Facundo Quignón turned in around in the 87th and 93rd minute respectively.
FC Dallas 2-1 Houston Dynamo (19/02/2022)
Another exhibition game to end preseason, this time in 2022, and it was the home team that took the spoils. The tone was set after Jesús Ferreira rounded Steve Clark inside 5 minutes to set FC Dallas on their way.
Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas final prediction
There is no doubt this will be a hotly contested game in Texas’s biggest town, with the playoff race and the battle for El Capitán on the line. Houston are on a high following their fabulous US Open Cup Final victory, and they have been very strong at home.
Ben Olsen’s team are unbeaten in eight of their last nine MLS matches in H-Town, winning six of those matches. You also have to go back to 2016 to find the last time Dallas celebrated at the Shell Energy Stadium (then the BBVA Compass Stadium).
Houston are on a high, but there will be tired legs after Wednesday’s excursion. They should still have enough in the tank to take this Texas derby, but it will be a close match. 2-1.
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