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FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo: Match Predictions

The BDS Staff predict a winner for this weekend's Texas Derby.

Maynor had a solid game for FCD on Sunday. Which one of us will have a solid week predicting?
Maynor had a solid game for FCD on Sunday. Which one of us will have a solid week predicting?
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Currently atop the BDS Staff Predictions for the 2016 season sit Drew and Nathan with 4 points while the rest of us are straggling behind at 1 point.

Scoring breakdown for the season will be implemented using the following:

1 for predicting the correct result

3 points bonus for predicting the exact score

3 point bonus (optional) for nailing the correct scorers for FC Dallas only.

Maximum available weekly points are 7 points.

Name Result FCD HOU Comments
Becky Chabot

Ben Lyon Win 3 1 Houston pulls one back only to see Tesho seal the deal on the counter. Gruezo makes Chaco wish he was still in Philly.
Brian Wachholz

Drew Epperley Win 2 1 FCD takes an early lead from Diaz only to see Houston score a crappy goal before half. Michael Barrios gets FCD back in the lead on a counter attack that shows how slow the Dynamo back four is.
Edin Halilovic

Jason Poon Win 2 0 An early goal from Urruti puts Dallas on their heels to grind out a result before Harris and Barrios recreate their Columbus strike in the dying moments.
Jeremy Villanueva

Mohammad Bushnaq Win 3 2 FCD will not win this as handily as they have in year's past. Houston has revamped their roster and they gave the Revs a run for their money last week before having it stolen at the last second. I can see this one being very competitive with FC Dallas netting goals from Mauro, Tesho, and Urruti and coming out on top once again.
Nathan Hill Win 2 1 Houston leads most of the game as FC Dallas struggles to find its form and gel without the dynamic Castillo to help, but in the final ten minutes, Urruti scores a beauty (via a Diaz pass) and Zimmerman pounds in a header to give them a stunning win. Houston fans begin to tear apart their stadium in disgust, and swarms of mosquitos descend on Houston coaching staff, rending their flesh from their bones.
Phil Luetchford Win 4 1 USA vs. Mexico has become synonymous with "Dos a Cero". FC Dallas vs. Houston over the last two years can be summed up by "Cuatro a Uno." Last week, Houston's defensive midfielders and defenders left way too much room for New England's speedy front four to operate. FC Dallas is clearly the better team and capable of scoring goals by the bunch. Castillo is missed only briefly as Tesho, Hollingshead, and/or Rosales prove more than capable of picking up the slack. Barrios nets two, Acosta scores from the middle of the box on a pass from the wing, and Diaz bends a gorgeous free kick around the wall. Owen Coyle leaves BBVA Compass scratching his head, still confused as to why Cubo Torres is hanging out on his bench when he thought he transferred him months ago.
Ryan Scanlon Win 1 0 We don't have the potent offense without Castillo, and Dynamo do well to handle Barrios and Tesho on the wings. However their offense doesn't click at all the whole game.
Scott Hiney Win 3 1 I think Houston has a little more fire power this season, but FC Dallas has no trouble finding goal scorers in place of Castillo.  Barrios finds goal while Urruti nets a brace to gain another 3 points from Houstank.
Taylor Hester Draw 1 1 Too early in the season for a rivalry game like this one. Barrios and Barnes with the goals on assists from Mauro and Maidana? Yeah, let's go with that. Why not?