Minnesota United gameday
7:30 p.m. at Houston Ch. 29, 1500-AM
It’s Texas, take two, as Loons meet Dynamo
Preview: A week after Minnesota United FC (1-4-1) endured its first shutout of the season at FC Dallas, the Loons are back down south to face the Houston Dynamo (3-2-0) at BBVA Compass Stadium. Houston also failed to score for the first time this season last week in a loss at the New England Revolution. But the Dynamo is undefeated at home in 2017, allowing only one goal in each of three home matches so far.
Players to watch: Houston forward Erick Torres leads the league with six goals in five matches, from seven shots on goal. United forward Christian Ramirez ranks fifth with four goals.
Numbers: Ramirez, midfielder Collen Warner and winger Bashkim Kadrii are the only three United players to have played in all six matches this season.
Injuries: Midfielder Bernardo Anor (leg) and defender Thomas de Villardi (Achilles’) are out. Goalkeeper John Alvbage tore tendons in his left index finger in practice Tuesday but is still expected to be available to play. For Houston, defenders George Malki (ACL), Agus (hamstring) and Leonardo (hamstring) and A.J. DeLaGarza (calf) are out. Forward Romell Quioto (shoulder) and midfielder Juan David Cabezas (concussion) are questionable.