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  • August 3, 2012
  • • 8:23 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 22039
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - New York Red Bulls

First place takes on second as New York visits Houston in a battle for Eastern Conference dominance.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Davis; Carr, Ching, Kandji.

INJURY REPORT

DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (R calf contusion)
New York Red Bulls (4-3-3): Gaudette; Solli, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; Lade, Marquez, Lindpere; Le Toux, Cooper, Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Brandon Barklage (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Heath Pearce (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • New York midfielder Dax McCarty will be suspended for this match through yellow card accumulation.
  • Houston and New York are the only teams that remain undefeated at home this season, with identical records of 7-0-3. Houston’s last home loss came on June 18, 2011 against Columbus. New York’s was on Sept. 21, 2011 against Real Salt Lake.
  • Since making his return to the Dynamo starting lineup three games ago, Calen Carr has scored three goals. Brad Davis has five assists in his last three appearances, including two-assist games the last two weeks.
  • After going nearly three months without a league goal, Thierry Henry has scored twice in the last three games, netting his 11th of the season in the Red Bulls’ 3-1 loss at Montréal last weekend.
  • The Dynamo haven't defeated New York since a 1-0 win on May 31, 2008.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

New York RB

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
26%
60%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 3
New York Red Bulls NY

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