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Played
July 6, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 21300‎
 
 

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia will look to finally hold onto a lead and make a move at the top of the table, while Houston needs to solidify its playoff spot.

By Keith Hickey

Danny Cruz, Brad Davis, Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo
Bob Levey
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Boswell, Brunner, Clark, Taylor; Creavalle, Moffat, Driver, Davis; Barnes, Bruin.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Anthony Arena (R ankle sprain), Calen Carr (L knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Brad Davis (L hamstring strain), Boniek Garcia (R hamstring strain)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Cruz, Carroll, Farfan, Le Toux; Casey, Wheeler.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Kleberson (R quad strain), Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Conor Casey (knee strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Union are in third place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference on 27 points, and could leapfrog rival New York with a win.
  • Houston is in fifth, the final playoff spot. The Dynamo, with 23 points, are just two ahead a trio of teams looking to overtake them.
  • Two Philadelphia players, forward Sebastien Le Toux and fullback Sheanon Williams, are tied for the league lead in assists, with seven apiece.
  • The Union has had trouble holding onto late leads. In their last two games, the Zolos have conceded an equalizing goal in the 96th minute or later.
  • Houston defender Kofie Sarkodie is suspended for this match.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 19, 2014 Philadelphia Union 0 - Houston Dynamo 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Philadelphia Union 0 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 6, 2013 Houston Dynamo 1 - Philadelphia Union 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 Houston Dynamo 3 - Philadelphia Union 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 23, 2012 Philadelphia Union 3 - Houston Dynamo 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
32Bobby BoswellDefender
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
19Alex DixonMidfielder
22Brian OwnbyStriker
9Bryan SalazarStriker
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
12Aaron WheelerStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
-Don AndingStriker
-Matt KasselMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
20Jimmy McLaughlinMidfielder
23Cristhian HernandezStriker
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