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June 22, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 22039‎

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Toronto FC

Houston, with one win in seven, needs a victory over Toronto to right the ship and hold on to its playoff spot.

By Keith Hickey

Luis Silva; Luiz Camargo; Reggie Lambe - Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo
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Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Bruin, Barnes.


OUT: Anthony Arena (R ankle sprain), Calen Carr (L knee)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Richter, Caldwell, Agbossoumonde, O'Dea; Osorio, Laba, Hall, Convey; Earnshaw, Silva.


OUT: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring), Stefan Frei (L hamstring strain), Andrew Wiedeman (R MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Justin Braun (L ankle sprain)
  • Houston is fourth in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference, equal on 22 points with third-place Philadelphia and fifth-place Kansas City.
  • Toronto is way back in ninth, with 11 points from 14 games.
  • These teams already met once this year, splitting a 1-1 draw at BMO Field on April 20.
  • Toronto's 2-1 victory over D.C. last week snapped a seven-game winless skid for the Reds.
  • Houston isn't in the best of form at the moment, either. The Dynamo have won just one of their last seven in all competitions.

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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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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Mike ChabalaDefender
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
13Steven CaldwellDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
48Darren O'DeaDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
15Matías LabaMidfielder
21Jonathan OsorioMidfielder
10Robert EarnshawStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
33Ryan RichterMidfielder
40Quillan RobertsGoalkeeper
5Ashtone MorganDefender
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
20Darel RussellMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
10Danny KoevermansStriker
-Jeremy BrockieStriker
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