Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 13
Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo
Allianz Field — St. Paul
May 25 - 8:00 PM ET


Minnesota United FC will try to extend an Allianz Field unbeaten streak to six games when they host the Houston Dynamo in a Western Conference showdown Saturday night.

The Loons (5-4-3) are coming off a 1-0 home win over Columbus Crew SC and have conceded just once at Allianz Field since a wild 3-3 draw to open the soccer cathedral. Against his former club, Ethan Finlay scored the lone goal in the 70th minute as the Loons secured a point for the fourth time in their last five matches. 

The Dynamo (7-2-2) are also unbeaten at home, making it eight games at BBVA Compass Stadium without a defeat following a 2-1 victory over D.C. United Saturday. Memo Rodriguez canceled out Wayne Rooney's first half goal and a minute later Tommy McNamara scored what proved to be the winner, his first for Houston, which secured a third win in its last five matches. 

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Bobby Shuttleworth (GK) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Chase Gasper (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Romain Metanire (D)
  • International duty:  None

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: Ronaldo Peña (F) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Alberth Elis (F) - concussion
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Minnesota United

  • Minnesota United: 1 win, 2 goals
  • Dynamo: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: Joe Dickerson
  • Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official: Victor Rivas
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

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