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July 15, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ J. Anno‎
Attendance:‬ 18871‎
19′ (PG) Brad Davis
37′ Will Bruin
63′ B. García
89′ (PG) Brian Ching

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - D.C. United

D.C. United, tied for top of the East, will become the latest team to try to concoct a win in the Oven, where Houston hasn't lost this year.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Moffat, Camargo, Davis; Boniek Garcia, Bruin, Kandji.


PROBABLE: MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L adductor strain)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Russell, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; DeLeon, Kitchen, Boskovic, De Rosario; Pontius, Santos.


OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)
  • This is the third meeting between these Eastern Conference foes. Each won its home leg.
  • In fact, Houston hasn't lost at home this season, winning four and drawing three at the new BBVA Compass Stadium. The New York Red Bulls are the only other side yet to lose at home in 2012.
  • D.C. United added two new investor/operators this week, with Erick Thohir and Jason Levien adding the cash and political experience that, D.C. hopes, will lead to a permanent stadium.
  • D.C. is the only team with a head coach (Ben Olsen) and current player (Andy Najar) who were both once MLS Rookie of the Year winners.
  • Houston's clean sheet against Sporting Kansas City last weekend marked the Dynamo's first back-to-back shutout since the opening two games of the season.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2013 D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 8, 2013 D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 2, 2013 Houston Dynamo 2 - D.C. United 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 18, 2012 D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 11, 2012 Houston Dynamo 3 - D.C. United 1
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1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
22Brian OwnbyStriker
3Calen CarrStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Josh WolffStriker
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