Welcome to tonight’s quarterfinal match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game between the Houston Dynamo and Chivas USA. The Dynamo are here after beating Miami FC of the NASL 1-0 last week. Chivas USA beat the Austin Aztex last week to advance to this game. The weather in Houston tonight is warm and muggy following a weekend of rain in the Bayou City. There is a chance of rain tonight, but if it does rain, should come late in the game.
While both teams certainly want to win tonight’s game, the Dynamo seem to need the victory a bit more as they continue to try to regain their best form of seasons past. Dynamo Head Coach, Dominic Kinnear will be telling his squad to come out and attack early and to try and take control of the game quickly. The Houston Dynamo have struggled controlling both their nerves and the game over the last few weeks and are hoping that this tournament will give them a chance to settle down a bit and return to form.
The players are warming up right now. Check back here in a few moments for tonight’s starting line-ups.