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May 5, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 20071‎
 
 

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Houston Dyanmo

In a rematch of the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cup finals, Los Angeles hosts fellow AEG-owned club Houston.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Jose Villareal; Toronto FC - Los Angeles Galaxy
Claus Andersen
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini, Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Donovan, Juninho, Sarvas, Magee; Keane, Villarreal.

Injury Report:

QUESTIONABLE: Brian Perk (sports hernia - underwent surgery on March 16)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Brunner, Boswell, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Clark, Moffat, Driver; Bruin, Barnes.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee), Omar Cummings (R knee), Tyler Deric (L ankle)

QUESTIONABLE: Brad Davis (R adductor), Adam Moffat (L hamstring), Cam Weaver (Lower back)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Los Angeles beat Houston in the last two MLS Cup finals.
  • The Galaxy have beaten the Dynamo in the last six meetings at the Home Depot Center, a streak stretching back to 2007.
  • Despite missing Carlo Cudicini, Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Todd Dunivant, LA beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 in Utah last week. Charlie Rugg scored on his professional debut and Mike Magee moved took the joint lead for scoring in MLS with his sixth goal this season. Brian Rowe and Gyasi Zardes also made their debuts.
  • In a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids last week, Houston set an MLS record with its 30th consecutive unbeaten game at home.
  • Brad Davis is suspended for this match.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 5, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Dec 1, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy 3 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 26, 2012 Houston Dynamo 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 20, 2011 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Houston Dynamo 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 23, 2011 Houston Dynamo 3 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
16Greg CochraneMidfielder
10Landon DonovanStriker
27Charlie RuggStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
22LeonardoDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
11Gyasi ZardesStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
28Erich MarscheiderGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Mike ChabalaDefender
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19Alex DixonMidfielder
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2