Wilmer Cabrera’s Chivas USA and Dominic Kinnear’s Houston Dynamo take part in a glorified MLS pillow fight on May 3 at what is sure to be a sparse StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Goats are coming off a 1-0 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes, while the Dynamo are coming off a 4-0 shutout loss to the New York Red Bulls and a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE and Comcast Sportsnet Houston. Here are 10 Bold Predictions for Saturday night’s affair between Chivas USA and the Houston Dynamo.
1. Under 50 fouls, over five cards
This is going to be a chippy battle between two desparate teams. The MLS Multiplex is looking for under 50 fouls whistled and over five cards issued. Man in the middle, whoever you are…you know what to do.
2. Erick Torres will score
Erick Torres is Chivas USA’s top goalscorer, with six goals to his credit. He will get on goal to help the Goats in this match.
3. Under five saves for Tim Melia
With Dan Kennedy suspended for this game, it’s up to Tim Melia to help steer the ship. Melia will make under five saves in what looks to be a losing effort.
4. Tally Hall with over five saves
The effervescent Tally Hall will come up big in goal for the Houston Dynamo. Hall will make over five saves to help the Men in Orange in this one.
5. Will Bruin will score
The Dancing Bear, Will Bruin, leads Houston in goalscoring with four goals this season, and he will be on goal again to help the Dynamo.
6. Ricardo Clark on goal for the Dynamo
Also scoring in this game will be Ricardo Clark, who is Houston’s second-leading goalscorer with two goals this season. Clark will add to his tally this weekend.
7. Giles Barnes comes up big
This season, Giles Barnes has been struggling to find his form to help Houston. But this time, he will break through and score a goal and an assist to help the Dynamo.
8. Here comes Brad Davis
Brad Davis has been one of Houston’s top providers, and he will come up huge with a goal and two assists to propel the Dynamo to a massive win.
9. No goals or assists for Mauro Rosales
As for Mauro Rosales, the struggles will continue. There will be no goals or assists for Chivas’s top provide in this contest.
10. Houston walks all over Chivas USA
In this pillow fight, there can only be one winner. The MLS Multiplex boldly predicts that the Houston Dynamo will have three points in the bag.
Houston Dynamo 4, Chivas USA 1