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  • May 12, 2012
  • • 5:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 22039

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - D.C. United

Houston opens Major League Soccer's newest soccer-specific stadium against an MLS original desperate for one of its own.

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Taylor, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Carr, Moffatt, Carmargo, Davis; Ching, Weaver.


OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Russell, McDonald, Woolard, Korb; Najar, Kitchen, De Rosario, Cruz; Santos, Pontius.


OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)
  • This will be the first match played at Houston's new 22,000-capacity BBVA Compass Stadium. Opening nights have traditionally fared well for the home side, with hosts going 6-2-4 in inaugural matches at soccer-specific stadia.
  • This will be the second game between these two sides this year. D.C. won the previous meeting, 2-1 at RFK Stadium on April 28.
  • The Dynamo are winless in their last seven games played in the month of May. Coincidentally, D.C. was the victim the last time Houston won a May game, on May 22, 2010.
  • D.C. midfielder Danny Cruz will face his former team for the first time since being traded by Houston during the offseason. Cruz made his first MLS start for Houston against D.C. on May 22, 2010.
  • D.C. is tied for the most prolific offense in the Eastern Conference, having found the net 20 times so far this season.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
12Will BruinStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
26Corey AsheDefender
-Nathan SturgisDefender
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19A. DixonMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
-Joe WillisGoalkeeper
15Ethan WhiteDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Josh WolffStriker
Players to Watch
Brian Ching
Brian Ching
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
9 0 0 0
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