It seems that the Impact has turned a corner in recent weeks, finally turning good performances into results in the standings. Can the trend continue in Houston this Saturday versus the Dynamo (8:30pm EDT, TVA Sports, TSN690 Radio)?
- The Piatti effect – Since the Argentine made his official debut against the Chicago Fire on August 16, the Impact has gone 3-1-0 in four games across all competitions. Over that span, the bleu-blanc-noir scored seven goals, with Piatti scoring two and directly or indirectly involved in a total of five goals.
- Home team – The Houston Dynamo has always been a good side at home. The team is currently on a four-game unbeaten run at BBVA Compass Stadium (2-0-2).
- Improved defensively – IMFC has conceded just seven goals in its last six games, including two shutouts for goalkeeper Evan Bush. With an improved all-around defensive game, the Impact has gone 4-2-0 during that stretch.