#HOUvMIN Open Game Thread

by on 15 April 2017

When? – 7:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 15
Where? – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
How to Watch? my29
How to Listen? myTalk 107.1


Official Hashtag: #HOUvMIN
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Team Accounts
Minnesota United FC – @mnufc
Houston Dynamo – @HoustonDynamo

Live Updates
MNUFC Gameday – @mnunitedgameday

Pre-Match Reading:

Match Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Minnesota United FC (FiftyFive.One)
Rewind That: How Minnesota United Can Take the Next Step (FiftyFive.One)

United rookie Abu Danladi poised for a breakthrough (Pioneer Press)
United FC’s totals of goals for, and against, are on rise (Star Tribune)

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  • Wes

    Houston are a quick team on the counter, so I can see Heath wanting to keep the Warner/Cronin combo, but he needs to find a way to connect the midfield better to the attack. Whether that’s the fullbacks or a deeper #10, I don’t know.

  • Jeff Rueter

    Like in 2016, the Dynamo got off to a fast start that seems unsustainable. Out of respect, I’ve got a 2-1 Houston win. Still, I can see Minnesota getting a point today.

  • Eric Beckman

    Besides a point on the road, my biggest wish for this game is to see a player take a step up. Dunladi?

  • Alex Schieferdecker

    First match this season I’ve felt like we’re comfortable enough to actually not feel bad about any of the fifteen guys we send out (or, you know, fourteen or thirteen).

    I think the big question is whether or not we’ll see both Cronin and Warner, or whether we’ll experiment a bit. I don’t think it’s great to have both on the field, but I suspect that on the road, Heath will keep playing that defensive set-up. At home against Colorado might be the chance to see something different.

    Houston are coming off their first scoreless performance of the year, so I hope we’ve picked up some points on how to stop them.

    • Jeff Rueter

      Minnesota gets four subs this week?

  • MmattN

    Did Kallman cut b his hair?

  • Ian Y

    Adrian: hey guys remember when we tried putting a center mid on the left side against Atlanta.
    Squad: yeah it was terrible, we had no left side and we got destroyed
    Adrian: Let’s do it again anyway

  • Erik Erickson

    Should be 1- 1 and Houston down to 10… That was brutal

    • Alex Schieferdecker

      Horrible call, but we got one back with the offside call on what could’ve been a Houston goal. Replay showed he was onside.

  • MmattN

    What a bummer of an end to a frustrating first half. I don’t feel us out of it, though that is on the hope Cronin returns. Hopefully we can start creating options on the whole field now with Ibarra out there

  • MmattN

    Temp 74 humidity 70% it’s gotta be heavy out there.

  • Erik Erickson

    I’ll take that point

    • MmattN

      I’ll celebrate that point

    • Alex Schieferdecker

      Yep. Never turn down an away draw. We’re 0-2-1 in three away matches without Demidov, and 1-0-0 in home matches without him.

  • MmattN

    We go out with that second half eleven next week and we are beginning to ask where the Rocky MTN Cup is.

  • Dave DuJour

    So we know that the Displinary Committee can look at a game after-the-fact and issue fines or suspensions to players for fouls not called during the game.

    Does the same thing exist against the referees? Because if it doesn’t it should. “You missed this obvious penalty. All 4 of you. Sit out the next game.”