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  • August 3, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: K. Stott
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Columbus Crew

Chuck Myers

The Dynamo have fallen out of the Eastern Conference's playoff places but can make headway with a home win over a Columbus side that was just sold to new ownership.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Davis, Clark, Moffat, Boniek Garcia; Barnes, Bruin.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Brian Ching (L adductor strain), Calen Carr (L knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Arena (R ankle sprain), Omar Cummings (R

Columbus (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, O'Rourke, Viana; Oduro, Sanchez, Trapp, Anor, Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Eddie Gaven (L ACL rupture), Glauber (L ACL rupture), Eric Gehrig (R Ankle Sprain), Aaron Schoenfeld (R Shoulder Sprain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the second meeting this year between the two teams this season. They played to a 1-1 draw on June 1. Federico Higuain netted the equalizer for Columbus after Warren Creavalle had given the Dynamo a first-half lead.
  • The Crew were purchased by Anthony Precourt and Precourt Sports Ventures this week for a reported $68 million from original team owner Hunt Sports Group.
  • Columbus let three points slip away in its last game, conceding two goals in the final minutes to Toronto FC to drop a 2-1 result.
  • The match came on the heels of a game against the New England Revolution in which the Crew conceded twice in second-half stoppage time to lose 2-0.
  • Houston has fallen out of the Eastern Conference's playoff places, but is level on points with fifth-place New England and holds a game in hand.
  • The Dynamo have just one loss in their last five games (2-1-2) and welcome Will Bruin back from U.S. national team Gold Cup duty.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
20William TrappMidfielder
24A. VianaDefender
-Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
40Daniel WithrowGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
17Ben SpeasStriker
19Ryan FinleyStriker

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