NYFC vs HD Dream11 : New York City look to breach the top 4 of the Eastern Conference when they take on Western Conference’s Houston Dynamo
Inconsistency has continued to push New York City back in their quest for a spot in the annuls of the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer. The side managed to stem a two match losing spree with two wins on the bounce, only to be defeated again by Real Salt Lake City in their previous encounter to be pushed back in their ascendancy once again.
Now having suffered a spate of defeats in their previous five encounters, one that has seen them register just two wins, the side continue to remain two points behind DC United in fourth spot. However with the side taking on Houston Dynamo today in an inter zonal encounter, the match brings with the perfect opportunity for New York City to upturn their form and get back to winning ways.
Houston Dynamo elsewhere have different ambitions. The side are currently slumped in 9th place in the Western Conference, two behind Dallas in seventh place with the team unravelling at the wrong time. They have gone onto register four defeats in their previous five encounters, suffering a horrendous run of results which has seen their aspirations of nailing a spot in the knock-out stages be blemished.
It’s a match which bring different ramifications for both of today’s opponents but ones which are equally important in their own respects. It adds to the intrigue of the encounter, one which is slated to be a humdinger as both outfits look to leave no stone upturned in their quest of getting the pivotal three points on the day.
One of the biggest reasons from Houston Dynamo’s dwindling form as been their defence with the backline massively falling apart. They have gone onto leak 36 goals, 11 in their last five matches itself which has seen them keep no cleansheet, seeing the side leaving no one but themselves to blame for their results.
And it exactly this beleaguered nature of their defence which New York City will capitalise on today to win this match. Expect them to pile on the goals and make this score-line extremely one sided in their favour.
Probable Playing 11
- Joe Scally remains out for New York City with a hip injury while Ben Sweat misses as well owing his back injury.
- Alberth Elis is suspended for this encounter for Houston Dynamo.
New York City
Johnson (GK), Chanot, Sands, Ibeagha, Tinnerholm, Ring, Parks, Matarrita, Moralez, Heber, Mitrita
Deric (GK), DeLaGarza, Struna, Figueroa, Beasley, Vera, Garcia, Quioto, Martinez, Rodriguez, Manolas
Major League Soccer
Match: New York City Vs Houston Dynamo
Date And Time: 9th August, Friday- 4:30am IST
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx
New York City
- Chanot, Parks, Matarrita, Moralez, Heber
- Figueroa, Martinez, Rodriguez, Manolas
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for NYFC vs HD Dream11
Despite Houston Dynamo having failed to have scored in their previous two encounters, the likelihood of them ending that run is likely today. They are up against a New York City side who have problems at the back of their own, making the possibility of a cleansheet for either side in this an extremely tentative chance.
This sees us bring in the goal-keeper we see being plundered with a carnage of shots. We’ve gone ahead with Houston Dynamo’s Joe Willis with the shot stopper showing resilience in the face of adversary to help stop several shots targeted his way.
Defenders for NYFC vs HD Dream11
It’s a bare three man backline which represents our Dream 11 side for today with us opting solely for the players who’ll play a major role in the attacking facet of things as well. Playing a 3 at the back formation sees New York City dole out two wingbacks in the form of Ronald Matarrita and Anton Tinnerholm, offering both players the chance to maraud their way up the pitch and contribute to the side’s attacking chances.
We have also opted for their centreback, Maxime Chanot as we enter this encounter with an entire trivalent of picks from the side.
Midfielders for NYFC vs HD Dream11
Alexander Ring is the first player to enter our side from New York City with the player reverberating the attacking side of his game in the previous encounter to play a role in the only goal his side managed in a 3-1 defeat. His compatriot in the centre of the park, Keaton Parks accompanies him with us seeing these two transition the game from defence to attack for the side.
From HD we have gone in with their CDM Matías Vera and rightwinger Marlon Hairston for this encounter.
Strikers for NYFC vs HD Dream11
With 9 goals and 3 assists, Heber’s contribution to his side’s 37 goals can’t be appreciated enough. The striker has lead his side’s attack to perfection, bringing in a slew of invaluable contributions and we see him getting a rich points haul today as well. The highest assist getter in the league, Maxi Moralez has provided him with the perfect surface with his massive 13 assists and he comes in as well for us from the side.
From the opposition we have gone in with Mauro Manotas with him being the side’s leading goal scorer with 8 goals and 5 assists in his kitty.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Heber is our side’s captain for today with Maxi being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.