Seattle Sounders aim to maintain dominance against Houston Dynamo

Seatle Sounders aim to maintain dominance against Dynamo
Houston Dynamo FC v Seattle Sounders FC
Houston Dynamo FC v Seattle Sounders FC / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

The Seattle Sounders visit the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, looking to maintain their winning streak against their opponents. The Sounders have won four consecutive games against the Dynamo, conceding just one goal in that time, and have lost just once to Houston in all competitions since 2017.

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The Houston Dynamo, despite their offensive difficulties, have been outstanding defensively this season, allowing just 20 goals, the second best defensive record in the West. Ibrahim Aliyu is the team's top scorer with four goals, while Carrasquilla, called up by Panama for the 2024 Copa America, has four assists. The Dynamo are in seventh place with 23 points, two more than the Sounders, who are ninth in the Western Conference.

Raúl Ruidíaz leads the Sounders in goals with seven, while Rusnák stands out in assists with six. Striker Jordan Morris has also been crucial, scoring the winning goal in the last match against Minnesota United. Morris has already become one of the players with the most goals in the club's history.

The Houston Dynamo will have to overcome the absences of Héctor Herrera, Amine Bassi and Daniel Steres due to international commitments and injuries. These absences put pressure on the squad to find effective alternatives to the Sounders' potent attack. For Seattle, the key will be to take advantage of these defensive gaps and maintain consistency in their finishing, something they have done well recently.

An evenly matched contest is expected, with Houston looking to capitalize on their solid home form, where they have only suffered one defeat in eight matches this season. Seattle, on the other hand, are looking to confirm their recent recovery and move up the Western Conference table.