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April 20, 2013 4:08 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 15973‎

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Houston Dynamo

Toronto has managed to scrape together a few points to start the season, but the Reds have a tough task with the visiting Houston Dynamo.

By Keith Hickey

Dominic Kinnear, Houston Dynamo
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Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Russel, Agbossoumonde, O'Dea, Eckersley; Ephraim, Hall, Silva, Lambe; Braun, Eckersley.

Injury Report:

OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain), Emery Welshman (R ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Bruin, Barnes.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Boniek Garcia (L Achilles tendonitis)
  • Toronto is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a 1-2-3 record. Houston is occupying the third spot in the East. The Dynamo boast a 4-2-0 showing so far.
  • Houston is the only team in MLS yet to draw a game this season.
  • TFC striker Robert Earnshaw is tied for the league lead in goals. He picked up his fifth of the season against Philadelphia last week.
  • Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark is two appearances away from playing 200 MLS games.
  • Toronto FC defender Ashtone Morgan will miss this game through suspension.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 22, 2013 Houston Dynamo 0 - Toronto FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 20, 2013 Toronto FC 1 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 25, 2012 Houston Dynamo 1 - Toronto FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 28, 2012 Toronto FC 0 - Houston Dynamo 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 20, 2012 Houston Dynamo 3 - Toronto FC 3
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
-Logan EmoryDefender
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
48Darren O'DeaDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
22Hogan EphraimMidfielder
10Robert EarnshawStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
33Ryan RichterMidfielder
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
-Danny CaliffDefender
15Doneil HenryDefender
-John BostockMidfielder
8Kyle BekkerMidfielder
21Jonathan OsorioMidfielder
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
28Erich MarscheiderGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
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