MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - New York Red Bulls
First place takes on second as New York visits Houston in a battle for Eastern Conference dominance.
By Keith Hickey
|Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Davis; Carr, Ching, Kandji.
DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (R calf contusion)
|New York Red Bulls (4-3-3): Gaudette; Solli, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; Lade, Marquez, Lindpere; Le Toux, Cooper, Henry.
OUT: DF Brandon Barklage (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Heath Pearce (R hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- New York midfielder Dax McCarty will be suspended for this match through yellow card accumulation.
- Houston and New York are the only teams that remain undefeated at home this season, with identical records of 7-0-3. Houston’s last home loss came on June 18, 2011 against Columbus. New York’s was on Sept. 21, 2011 against Real Salt Lake.
- Since making his return to the Dynamo starting lineup three games ago, Calen Carr has scored three goals. Brad Davis has five assists in his last three appearances, including two-assist games the last two weeks.
- After going nearly three months without a league goal, Thierry Henry has scored twice in the last three games, netting his 11th of the season in the Red Bulls’ 3-1 loss at Montréal last weekend.
- The Dynamo haven't defeated New York since a 1-0 win on May 31, 2008.
Top 3 Predictions
Houston Dynamo 1-2 New York Red Bulls
- 15 %
Houston Dynamo 1-3 New York Red Bulls
- 11.25 %
Houston Dynamo 2-1 New York Red Bulls
- 11.25 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 10, 2012||New York Red Bulls 2 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 3, 2012||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 9, 2012||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 21, 2011||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 2, 2011||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|May 18, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|May 12, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4||MLS|
|May 5, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Apr 28, 2013||Houston Dynamo 1 - Colorado Rapids 1||MLS|
|-||Jan Gunnar Solli||Midfielder|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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