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November 11, 2012 4:00 PM EST
BBVA Compass Stadium
Referee:‬ Ricardo Salazar‎
Nick DeLeon 27′
68′ Will Bruin

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - D.C. United

D.C. has never won away in Houston, and now heads there with a place in the MLS Cup final on offer.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Adam Moffat, Maicon Santos, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, MLS
Bob Levey
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Hainault, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Bruin, Kandji.


QUESTIONABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L knee sprain)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, Jakovic, McDonald, Neal; Kitchen, Saragosa; DeLeon, Boskovic, Pontius; Pajoy.


OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation)

PROBABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)
  • Houston hasn't lost in BBVA Compass Stadium since it was built, only giving up 12 goals in 18 league matches there this year.
  • D.C. is 0-8-1 all-time in South Texas.
  • The Dynamo pushed past Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on aggregate despite losing the second leg. Two matches against United is all that stand between Houston and a repeat appearance in the MLS Cup final.
  • D.C. rode an 88th minute goal from Nick DeLeon to beat the New York Red Bulls in the conference semis after drawing the first leg.
  • Andy Najar and Bill Hamid are suspended for this match.

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Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
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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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
26Corey AsheDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
24Daniel WoolardDefender
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
-Raphael AugustoMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
50Andrew DykstraGoalkeeper
Players to Watch
B. García
B. García
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 27
Games Goals YC RC
5 1 0 0
Perry Kitchen
Perry Kitchen
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
5 1 1 0
Probable Lineups
Tally Hall 1
Corey Ashe 26
Kofi Sarkodie 8
Bobby Boswell 32
Andre Hainault 0
B. García 27
Luiz Camargo 17
Brad Davis 11
Adam Moffat 6
Will Bruin 12
Macoumba Kandji 0
Joe Willis 31
Robbie Russell 3
Chris Korb 22
Brandon McDonald 14
Dejan Jakovic 0
Branko Bošković 27
Perry Kitchen 23
Nick DeLeon 14
Marcelo Saragosa 55
L. Pajoy 0
Chris Pontius 13
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2