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  • September 29, 2012
  • • 20:38
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • • Attendance: 22039
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - New England Revolution

New England Revolution

Hosting lackluster New England, Houston aims to increase its hold on the final playoff spot in the East.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Hainault, Taylor; Camargo, Clark, Davis; Garcia, Bruin, Kandji.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: DF Nathan Sturgis (R ankle sprain); MF Giles Barnes (R quad strain)

PROBABLE: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain)
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Soares, McCarthy, Barnes, Alston; Rowe, Guy, Feilhaber, Toja; Fagundez, Bengtson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Flo Lechner (R knee MCL sprain); MF Lee Nguyen (R shoulder surgery); DF Tyler Polak (R foot sprain); FW Saer Sene (L knee ACL surgery); DF Chris Tierney (L knee sprain / L hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Clyde Simms (R calf tightness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Revolution defender Darrius Barnes scored his first professional goal, in his 88th MLS appearance, giving his side a dramatic 1-1 draw with New York on Saturday, extending the Red Bulls’ winless streak in New England to 10 years.
  • After their Aug. 3 win over New York, the Dynamo were tied for the Eastern Conference lead. They’ve won just one of seven games since, following their 3-1 defeat at Philadelphia last weekend, and now sit in fifth place in the division, holding onto the final playoff spot by a single point.
  • If Houston wins this match, it will eliminate the Philadelphia Union from the playoffs. New England is already mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
  • Houston is the only MLS team yet to lose at home game this season. At BBVA Compass Stadium, the Dynamo have posted an outstanding 9-0-5 record, outscoring opponents 26-13.
  • New England, on the other hand, has been less than effective on the road. Away from home, the Revs have gone 1-10-2, and have been outscored 24-14 by their opponents.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

New England

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
50%
25%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
3 - 1
New England Revolution NER
Houston Dynamo HOU
0 - 8
New England Revolution NER
Houston Dynamo HOU
3 - 3
New England Revolution NER

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