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  • October 23, 2011
  • • 7:05 PM
  • • John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 30018
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - LA Galaxy

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - LA Galaxy

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Houston could finish anywhere from top in the Eastern Conference to 10th place overall. Both sides are assured of a playoff berth, however.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Cruz, Moffat, Carmargo, Davis; Ching, Costly.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Ricketts; Hejduk, Berhalter, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Birchall, Juninho, Lopez, Stephens; Barrett, Cristman.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Bryan Jordan (L middle finger tendon rupture); FW Robbie Keane (L adductor strain); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); DF Gregg Berhalter (R foot sprain); FW Landon Donovan (R quadriceps strain); DF Sean Franklin (R knee inflammation); GK Donovan Ricketts (R quad tightness)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Dynamo have gone five games without a loss and could enter the playoffs anywhere from the top seed in the Eastern Conference to 10th place overall.
  • The Galaxy finish the season as the third team in MLS history to go undefeated for the season on their home ground, along with Real Salt Lake last year (11-0-4) and the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 (9-0-7).
  • LA beat Motagua 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. Landon Donovan made his return from injury in the match, playing the final 20 minutes.
  • When the teams first met this season, May 25 at The Home Depot Center, Landon Donovan scored the game’s only goal from the penalty spot in a Galaxy victory.
  • Robbie Keane is expected to return in a fortnight, and could be fit for the second match of the playoffs.
  • The Galaxy won the 2011 Supporters' Shield.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

LA Galaxy

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
50%
40%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
LA Galaxy GAL
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 0
LA Galaxy GAL
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL

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