Here are some match-ups to keep an eye on tonite when they Dynamo and FC Dallas battle for the Western Conference lead:
1. Dynamo defender Eddie Robinson vs. FC Dallas striker Carlos Ruiz: Two emotional players who have a history. Robinson comes off a solid game against Pachuca where he displayed great composure and was able to keep himself positioned central. FC Dallas may just play with Ruiz as a lone striker and employ a five man midfield in the abscence of Juan Toja and Marcelo Saragosa.
2. Dynamo midfielder Nate Jacqua vs. Arturo Alvarez of FC Dallas: Alvarez is on fire and the Dynamo must defend him by committee, Barrett and Jacqua will need to be careful as Alvarez can cut in on his left as proven as of late.
3. Dynamo midfielders Ricardo Clarke and Dwayne DeRosario against 3 central midfielders of FC Dallas.
Can these two get the better of three. It could go a long way in determining the game.
4. Dynamo wide midfielder Brian Mullan vs. Ricardinho: Mullan pushing forward could make the Brazilian defend. Who wants to play against Mullan? Answer…..no one.