Houston — Major League Soccer is in its eighth week and the Houston Dynamo (4-0-1, 13 points) are still undefeated, and the team assures it has no intention of slowing down.
Head coach Wilmer Cabrera made it very clear that although his team is winning and doing a good job so far – he wants more. Cabrera wants the Dynamo to stop conceding goals – so far La Naranja has conceded six goals and has scored 12 goals.
The Dynamo have improved from the start of the season, when their rivals were opening up the scoreboard.
“In debt” is how Cabrera described the situation the team is in because at least one goal has been conceded in each game. The Dynamo are getting scored on, but they’re also still winning.
All for one, one for all
Unlike many MLS teams, the Houston Dynamo don’t have an overwhelming popular international superstar. But, they may have something better — true teamwork.
As pointed out by Dynamo midfielder Tomas Martinez, the current squad has been together for several seasons now and has been through the good and the bad, the wins and the losses – they are all on the same page, focused on getting to the playoffs.
Cabrera has repeatedly said the team doesn’t have a superstar, it has 11 players on the field and they all work for the same objective.
Houston has struggled in the past with getting points on the road. During the offseason, winning as visitors was one of the team’s major focuses. The Dynamo’s first away-game triumph was against the Colorado Rapids, which ended in a grand 4-0 victory.
This Friday, the Dynamo might face one of their toughest opponent so far in the LA Galaxy (5-1-0, 15 points) for their second road trip of the year. One of the most talked about MLS stars, Zlatan Ibrahimović, will be on the other side of the pitch. The Galaxy forward has six goals and is second in the league for the most goals scored so far in 2019.