8 p.m. at Houston Dynamo • FSN, 1500-AM
Chance for revenge on Houston pitch
Preview: United (6-10-1, ninth in the West) still has yet to claim three points at BBVA Compass Stadium against Houston (6-6-4, seventh in the West). The most recent trip almost three weeks ago ended for the Loons in a 1-0 loss, ousting them from the U.S. Open Cup. But United needs to start putting together some road victories to reach coach Adrian Heath’s goal of at least 13 wins this season. Center back Michael Boxall said there was “no way” his team should have lost that Open Cup game, so the Loons need to “get one back on Houston” to get back into the playoff hunt.
Quotable: “We’ve got a win now [4-3 at Toronto FC on Wednesday], and I think we’ve been playing pretty well for a longer time. So we have a good confidence, and we just do our jobs and stick together, I think we have a good chance to take another three points on the road this season.” – United midfielder Rasmus Schuller.
Numbers: Houston scored twice in stoppage time to salvage a draw against LAFC on Tuesday.
Injuries: For United, M Sam Cronin (concussion), D Jerome Thiesson (calf/Achilles’ tendon), D Francisco Calvo (suspension) and F Abu Danladi (hamstring) are out while D Marc Burch (knee) is questionable. For Houston, D A.J. DeLaGarza (ACL), M Juan David Cabezas (quad), F Mac Steeves (hip), D Alejandro Fuenmayor (suspension) and M/D Andrew Wenger (calf) are out.