The Houston Dynamo in anything but a 4-4-2 is just something of an odd duck. Something just doesn’t feel right about it.
That’s why a bunch of us were caught by surprise when Dominic Kinnear, who dotes on the 4-4-2 the way car collector dotes on a classic Corvette, abandoned his tried and true during the summer for a “younger model.” It was like Jim leaving Pam from The Office; they were clearly meant to be together.
The Dynamo change was mostly about getting the best from Oscar Boniek Garcia (pictured), the Dynamo summer signing who seemed to be something special but needed some operating room on the wing.
The results have been pretty lousy lately and, well, this cannot come as a huge surprise:
Looks like the Dynamo will be back to the true-blue 4-4-2 on Saturday as Houston meets New England in the first of three matches at home down the stretch. So says multi-media man Glenn Davis at his website.
As I mentioned yesterday (in the piece linked above), this looks like the best way to get the Dynamo’s best players on the field.
And Davis suggests that it’s also the way to get the best from striker Will Bruin, who struggled as a solo presence in the 4-3-3.
By the way, tonight’s contest at BBVA Compass Stadium features two high quality Honduran internationals, Boniek Garcia and Revolution striker Jerry Bengston.