Houston takes a one-goal advantage back to Texas with Philadelphia in pursuit of a franchise-first playoff win.
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Cruz, Moffat, Camargo, Davis; Carr, Ching.
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.
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.