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August 3, 2012 8:23 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 22039‎
28′ Calen Carr

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)
  • 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.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 30, 2013 New York Red Bulls 2 - Houston Dynamo 0
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1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19Alex DixonMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
2Wilman CondeDefender
44Heath PearceDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
16Connor LadeDefender
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
-Jeremy VuoloGoalkeeper
-Jonathan BorrajoDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
-V. PálssonMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
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Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
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