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November 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST
RFK Stadium
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Houston Dynamo

D.C. heads back to the capitol knowing it needs a two-goal win over Houston to advance to the MLS Cup final.

By Zac Lee Rigg

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Russell, Jakovic, Dudar, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Augusto, Boskovic, Neal; Pajoy.


OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Chris Pontius (R groin strain); MF Marcelo Saragosa (R knee pain); DF Brandon McDonald (R calf spasms)

PROBABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Hainault, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Barnes, Camargo, Davis; Bruin, Kandji.


OUT: MF Adam Moffat (concussion/chest injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Rico Clark (L adductor strain); FW Calen Carr (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L knee sprain)
  • Houston took a 3-1 first-leg lead at home in this tie, leaving an injury-depleted D.C. with an uphill task.
  • Will Bruin has scored four goals and added an assist in four playoff games thus far.
  • Since the 2008 playoffs began, the team that won the first leg has advanced 76.9 percent of the time.
  • Dominic Kinnear has won 13 postseason matches, third most in MLS.
  • Andy Najar is suspended for this match.

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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
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
24Daniel WoolardDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Raphael AugustoMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
24Lewis NealMidfielder
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Andre HainaultDefender
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
Probable Lineups
Bill Hamid 28
Chris Korb 22
Robbie Russell 3
Emiliano Ariel Dudar 0
Dejan Jakovic 0
Marcelo Saragosa 55
Nick DeLeon 14
Perry Kitchen 23
Maicon Santos 0
Branko Bošković 27
L. Pajoy 0
Tally Hall 1
Jermaine Taylor 4
Kofi Sarkodie 8
Bobby Boswell 32
Corey Ashe 26
Adam Moffat 6
Ricardo Clark 13
B. García 27
Brad Davis 11
Will Bruin 12
Macoumba Kandji 0
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