The Houston Dynamo ended its three-game winning streak against FC Dallas in September. Despite this, coach Tab Ramos managed to draw a conclusion that may be fundamental for the development of the tournament. It happens that in the substitute bench, Ramos found answers to continue with the same game model and not suffer bad consequences.
Nico Hansen and Nico Lemoine are being important to the team. It is not that they have a superlative quality, but in the role that Ramos places them, they respond. They give the team fresh legs and that helps them to maintain the intensity throughout the game.
It is a great comfort for the coach to know that he has players who can give vitality to the team. This is not found in all teams in the league, which generally need the starting lineup to win or simply maintain a good level.