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  • November 3, 2011
  • • 8:45 PM
  • • John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 24749
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Houston Dynamo win Aggregate 3 - 1

MLS Playoff Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

MLS Playoff Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

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Houston takes a one-goal advantage back to Texas with Philadelphia in pursuit of a franchise-first playoff win.


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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; Williams, Califf, Valdes, G. Farfan; M. Farfan, Carroll, Miglioranzi, Mapp; Le Toux, Mwanga.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Michael Farfan (R foot contusion); FW Veljko Paunovic (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Justin Mapp (L quad strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Houston won the first leg 2-1 in Pennsylvania. It marked the first postseason road win in Dynamo history.
  • Tally Hall pulled off 10 saves in the match, two shy of the MLS playoff record.
  • Philadelphia lined up a 5-3-2 formation, with Miglioranzi as a sweeper. The tactical confusion hindered more than helped, with the Union going down a goal in the early minutes.
  • Brad Davis assisted that goal from a set piece, with Andre Hainault heading home. Davis led the league in the regular season with 16 assists.
  • Ricardo Salazar will referee the match.

Players to watch

T. Hall

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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S. Le Toux

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Philadelphia Union

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
60%
20%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 2
Philadelphia Union PHI

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