By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 21, 2010) Coming into tonight’s SuperLiga 2010 game against Puebla FC, the Houston Dynamo held their fate in their own hands.
After tying Chivas USA 1-1 on Sunday evening, the Dynamo were 1-0-1 (4 points) in Group A, while Puebla was 2-0-0 (6 points) after a 3-1 thumping of Pachuca on the same evening.
The top two finishers in each group advance to the semi-finals and while it seems probable that the Dynamo will advance; their hopes rest on the hope that they can outscore a Puebla squad which has scored five points in two games, while giving up only two.
Puebla FC has qualified for the semifinal stage in SuperLiga. Pachuca FC has been eliminated from the semifinals. With a draw or a victory, Houston will qualify for the semifinals. Chivas USA need to defeat Pachuca and have Puebla defeat Houston, and also over tuen a minus-2 goal differential.
In any case, the Dynamo hold their own fate in the hands, or should I say with their feet.