MLS Preview: D.C. United - Houston Dynamo
Fresh off a big win, D.C. United looks to solidify its place near the top of the East, hosting the wandering Houston Dynamo.
By Keith Hickey
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, McDonald, Dudar, Woolard; Kitchen, Cruz, DeLeon, De Rosario; Pontius, Santos.
OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Taylor; Moffat, Watson, Sturgis, Carmargo; Bruin, Ching.
OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Houston's Colin Clark will miss this game, serving the final match of his three-match ban.
- D.C. comes into this game riding a six-game unbeaten run, the club's best such streak in three years.
- Chris Pontius scored the first hat trick of his professional career in D.C.'s 4-1 win against New York. He had scored two goals in a game twice previously.
- With a win, the Dynamo will match the best record on an extended road trip to open an MLS season. The Columbus Crew took 11 points from their season-opening seven-game road trip to start 1999. The Dynamo have eight from the first five games of their seven-game road start.
- Houston hasn't lost to D.C. United since a 1-0 defeat on April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 2-1 Houston Dynamo
- 33.33 %
D.C. United 2-0 Houston Dynamo
- 16.67 %
D.C. United 1-3 Houston Dynamo
- 16.67 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 8, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 2, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 18, 2012||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 11, 2012||Houston Dynamo 3 - D.C. United 1|
|Oct 27, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Oct 18, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 1, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||OC|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
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