Editor's Note: Game was originally scheduled for yesterday, but was delayed due to in climate weather will now take place at 9:15 tonight.
With the way things have been going lately, it kind of seemed like Toronto FC would never leave Toronto again. Alas, they take to the road this week for a three-game road trip starting in Houston. It is their longest stretch away from BMO Field since they opened the season with eight games on the road as the stadium underwent renovations.
As such, it will show a lot about a team who have had up and down road form this season, but are currently playing the best soccer in club history. Toronto FC destroyed three of their four opponents in a recent homestand. Now they will try to do something similar on the road.
Here are three stories for today's match:
Hottest Team in the League versus One of the Coldest
Toronto FC is undoubtedly the hottest team in Major League Soccer, something they cemented in a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution last weekend. Winning a fifth straight game would be the longest streak in club history, and could see them rise to the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Dynamo, meanwhile, are among the coldest teams in the league. They sit at the bottom of the Western Conference, and only two points away from the bottom spot in Major League Soccer. They have won just once in their past 11 matches.
However, they have also lost just once this season at home, so tonight will still be a big challenge for Toronto FC.
Giovinco on Fire, Again
Remember that goalless drought? Me neither. Sebastian Giovinco has two hat tricks in his last three matches, and is the hottest player in Major League Soccer. He now has 15 goals and 10 assists this season, and is on pace for yet another MLS MVP season.
Teams can only hope to contain Giovinco at this point, stopping him altogether, as has been established, is almost impossible. If Houston wants an example of how to do it, however, they can look at Real Salt Lake who did a good job of slowing down the Atomic Ant. They can only hope to recreate that effort, however, it doesn't happen often.
A Record Win Streak
Toronto FC has never won five straight games before in its club history, something they have a chance to do tonight. All four of their past wins came at home, however, making tonight a difficult fifth win. They are also playing the best soccer of their history, so it may not be that big of a reach.
The streak could also break another club record, the latest in a season they have ever been in the top spot in the Eastern Conference. That, however, would have to coincide with a New York City FC loss to the Columbus Crew.
To be released at 8:15 p.m.
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 9:15 PM Eastern
SB Nation Opposition Blog: Dynamo Theory
TV: TSN 4
Stream: TSN Go