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March 2, 2013 8:25 PM EST
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 20019‎
 
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - D.C. United

The Black-and-Red didn't had to wait long for a shot at revenge after losing out in last year's conference decider.

By Keith Hickey

Bill Hamid, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2)Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Boniek, Moffat, Barnes, Davis; Bruin, Weaver.


D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Korb, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Kitchen, Saragosa; DeLeon, Thorrington, Pontius; Pajoy.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference championship. Houston won that series with a 4-2 aggregate victory.
  • The Dynamo had the edge in the regular season as well. United won its home fixture 3-2, but La Naranja posted 1-0 and 4-0 wins back in Texas.
  • This will be the 15th consecutive season D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has been involved with the capital club. He began as a player in 1998, and became head coach in 2010.
  • Longtime Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching recently agreed a deal to become a player-coach for Dominic Kinnear's side.
  • This will be the first year since 2010 that D.C. United has not opened its season with a home fixture.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2013 D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 8, 2013 D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 2, 2013 Houston Dynamo 2 - D.C. United 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 18, 2012 D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 11, 2012 Houston Dynamo 3 - D.C. United 1
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Last Five Matches
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Team News
Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
28Erich MarscheiderGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19Alex DixonMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
50Andrew DykstraGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
-M. SánchezMidfielder
26Rafael GladiadorStriker
11C. RuízStriker
19Kyle PorterStriker
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