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
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Boswell, Brunner, Clark, Taylor; Creavalle, Moffat, Driver, Davis; Barnes, Bruin.
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.
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Houston Dynamo 1-2 Philadelphia Union
- 40 %
Houston Dynamo 2-1 Philadelphia Union
- 20 %
Houston Dynamo 8-8 Philadelphia Union
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 14, 2013||Philadelphia Union 0 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 6, 2013||Houston Dynamo 1 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||Houston Dynamo 3 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 23, 2012||Philadelphia Union 3 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 30, 2012||Houston Dynamo 2 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|Nov 23, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Nov 9, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Oct 31, 2013||Houston Dynamo 3 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
Times In EDT
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