The Dynamo visit FC Dallas for the third Texas Derby of 2015. Here are two FC Dallas players to watch.
Fabian Castillo: Castillo earned his first cap for the Colombia national team in September and was called in again for next week’s CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay. The fact that a young attacking player is getting called into the world’s No. 4 ranked national team is a great endorsement for MLS. The 23-year-old winger has nine goals and seven assists this year after tallying 10 goals and four assists a season ago. Castillo was named No. 1 on the MLS 24 under 24 rankings two weeks ago and has two goals and two assists in two games against the Dynamo this season. He signed with FC Dallas at age 18 in March 2011 when current head coach Oscar Pareja ran the FC Dallas youth academy.
Michael Barrios: A teammate of Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas with Uniautonoma FC in Colombia, Barrios joined FC Dallas in February, three months before Manotas signed with Houston. The 23-year-old midfielder is second on FC Dallas with six goals and has started 11 straight games after coming off the bench for seven of his first 10 appearances. The Colombian is just 5-foot-4, but his speed is a big part of FC Dallas’ vaunted counter attack.