The long coundown has begun to the kickoff of a very big game for the Sounders and Dynamo: 5:30 our time on KONG.
Here' my game preview from today, largely on the stadium situation in Houston. Unfortunately, I didn't travel for this game, but I've been to Robertson before and while the stadium isn't much, I remember them having a pretty active fan base. And Sig Schmid pointed out this week that it's a thin pitch ... maybe something like San Jose, and I don't have to remind you how that turned out. And finally, as a former Southerner and even Texan, I can tell you it's hot and humid down there.
Here's the Dynamo coverage from the Houston Chronicle.
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And here are the MLS standings, which are getting scarier by the moment for the Sounders. Remember: top two in each conference make the playoffs, then the next four regardless of conference. Seattle is sixth right now, but there are three teams right behind setting up a cluster of nine teams competing for eight spots. Getting even a point today could end up being crucial.