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  • June 16, 2012
  • • 7:45 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 22039
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - FC Dallas

The battle for supremacy in the Lone Star state heats up, as the Hoops make their first call upon Houston's new digs, BBVA Compass Stadium.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Taylor, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Carr, Moffat, Carmargo, Davis; Ching, Bruin.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain)
Los Angeles Galaxy (4-5-1): Hartman, Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Marcelin, Hernandez, Jacobson, Shea; Perez.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms);  MF Brek Shea (L foot contusion)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Hernan Pertuz (R ankle sprain); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain); DF George John (concussion symptoms)

PROBABLE: DF Jair Benitez (L knee/ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Despite a roster with only 30 percent of its players hailing from countries outside the United States, Houston has five players representing four different CONCACAF countries in World Cup Qualifying: Geoff Cameron (United States), Oscar Boniek Garcia (eligible for selection after June 27) (Honduras), Andre Hainault (Canada), Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica).
  • Houston boasts an 8-3-7 all-time record against its cross-state rival and can crow about two MLS Cup titles to Dallas’ zero. FC Dallas has won once all-time in Houston in 11 meetings in all competitions, a 1-0 victory at Robertson Stadium on May 5, 2010.
  • The Houston Dynamo’s first-round SuperDraft selection, Colin Rolfe (18th overall), has yet to make his MLS debut. Meanwhile, FC Dallas’ pick Matt Hedges (11th) has made four starts, nine appearances, and tallied two goals for the Hoops.
  • Blas Perez has been the focal point of the Dallas attack this season. In 13 games, he's led the line with five goals and three assists.
  • Houston is currently unbeaten at BBVA Compass Stadium. In three games at the newest stadium in MLS, the Dynamo are 2-0-1.

Players to watch

G. Cameron

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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B. Pérez

Position: Attacker

Games: 14

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Dallas

Wins
0
0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
66%
27%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
3 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
FC Dallas DAL

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