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  • June 30, 2012
  • • 8:35 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: F. Bazakos
  • • Attendance: 19806

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

The Dynamo have never lost in BBVA Compass Stadium, but Houston has also never beaten Philly in the regular season.

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall, Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Clark, Carmargo, Sturgis, Davis; Bruin, Ching.


OUT: DF Alex Dixon (concussion); MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: DF Oscar Recio (concussion); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L adductor strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (R hip flexor strain)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Lopez, Valdes, Okugo, G. Farfan; Adu, Carroll, Lahoud, M. Farfan; McInerney, Pajoy.


OUT: FW Chandler Hoffman (L big toe fracture); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: DF Sheanon Williams (R big toe avulsion fracture)

PROBABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (lower back/pelvis contusion); DF Chris Albright (R groin strain); MF Gabriel Gomez (L knee contusion/patellar tendonitis)
  • Houston hasn't lost at home this season, winning three and drawing two in the new BBVA Compass Stadium. However, the Dynamo have never beaten Philly in regular-season play. The Union have posted two wins and two draws against the Dynamo in MLS.
  • Philadelphia scored only eight goals through 16 MLS weeks, a league-wide low, but the Union blasted four past Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
  • Jack McInerney didn't start under previous coach Peter Nowak in 2012. First-choice under John Hackworth, he has scored three goals in the past two games, including a 5-2 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders in U.S. Open Cup play on Tuesday.
  • Houston is in the last playoff slot, fifth in the East, with 20 points. Philadelphia has the second worst record in the league with 11 points from 13 games.
  • Will Bruin has scored 43 percent of his team's goals this season, a league high. He has nine goals in his sophomore season, out of the Dynamo's 21 total.
  • Raymon Gaddis and Adam Moffat are suspended for this game.


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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
-Nathan SturgisDefender
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
22Brian OwnbyStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
-Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
-G. GómezMidfielder
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
-Keon DanielMidfielder
-J. PerlazaStriker
-L. PajoyStriker
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
17 Josué MartínezStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
Players to Watch
Will Bruin
Will Bruin
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
23 9 3 0
Jack McInerney
Jack McInerney
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
18 6 0 0
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