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May 9, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 11315‎

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Houston Dynamo

Houston finishes a seven-game road trip to start the season in New York, where it has never won.

By Zac Lee Rigg

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Solli, Holgersson, Ruthven, Miller; Ballouchy, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Cooper, Richards.


OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Thierry Henry (R hamstring strain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Stephen Keel (back strain); DF Roy Miller (L knee effusion); DF Wilman Conde (L groin strain)

PROBABLE: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee surgery recovery); DF Jan Gunnar Solli (L calf strain)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Watson, Moffat, Camargo, Davis; Bruin, Ching.


OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain)
  • This match concludes Houston's seven-game road swing to begin the season. This weekend the Dynamo will host D.C. United in BBVA Compass Stadium. In all, Houston has won two, drawn two and lost two, for a total of eight points from six games.
  • New York comes into this match fresh off two consecutive 1-0 wins, most recently over the LA Galaxy in California. The Red Bulls have 16 points, good for third in the East.
  • Those two games were rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara's first two shutouts.
  • Houston has never won in New York, losing three and drawing four. Likewise, NY has never won in Robertson Stadium.
  • Brian Ching has scored seven goals and added two assists in 12 games against New York through his career with the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston.

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Available Squads
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
16Connor LadeDefender
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
15Tyler RuthvenDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
-Dane RichardsStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
-Jeremy VuoloGoalkeeper
-Jonathan BorrajoDefender
7R. MillerDefender
-Ryan MaduroMidfielder
-V. PálssonMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Jhonny Alexandre ArteagaStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Andre HainaultDefender
24Nathan SturgisDefender
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
19Alex DixonMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
Players to Watch
Ryan Meara
Ryan Meara
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 18
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Brian Ching
Brian Ching
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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