The Dynamo will be entering a hornet's nest for MLS teams. In 2012, Santos Laguna took down MLS teams 12-3 in two games at home. Overall Santos Laguna is a perfect 7-0 in Chanmpions League play with a plus 21 goal differential.
Houston for their part are the most resilient of any MLS teams. They have a knack for finding ways to score goals when they need them most. Last season the Dynamo scored 17 goals in the final fifteen minutes of play and through two games this season they have played true to form. Against DC United, Ricardo Clark scored as the final minute ticked away to seal a 2-0 win and then on Tuesday night Brad Davis' goal in the 89' sent Houston to Torreon for the return match with a 1-0 goal advantage.
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded his second clean sheet of the season said it will take another strong defensive effort by the the Dynamo.
"Defensively, we will have to be on the same page," said Hall. "Santos Laguna will probably come out ith a little more urgency."
A win or a draw and Houston moves on to the semi-finals. A 1-0 loss and the Dynmao would be forced to play overtime and possibly a shootout because of a 1-1 goal aggregate.
Wednesday's second leg kicks off at 7 p.m. CT and can be seen nationally on FOX Soccer.