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  • October 20, 2012
  • • 7:52 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: M. Geiger
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Philadelphia Union

Chris Gardner

Philly may be out of the playoff spots, but the Union can still play spoiler to the team which eliminated them from the postseason last year.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Hainault, Ashe; Garcia, Clark, Moffat; Camargo, Bruin, Carr.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain)
Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): MacMath; Gaddis, Okugo, Valdes, M. Farfan; Adu, Carroll, Lahoud; Hoppenot, McInerney, Martinez.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Bakary Soumare (R knee menisectomy recovery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Sheanon Williams (L ankle peroneal/Achilles strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (R ankle contusion); MF Danny Cruz (L big toe sesamoid stress fracture); FW Zach Pfeffer (L knee contusion)

PROBABLE: MF Freddy Adu (L quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The teams are playing for the third time this season, having split the first two. A late Brian Ching penalty kick was the decider in a 2-1 Dynamo victory June 30 at BBVA Compass Stadium, then Freddy Adu scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 Union win Sept. 23 at PPL Park.
  • It’s the final home game of the regular season for the Dynamo, who are bidding to become the fourth team in MLS history to go undefeated at home over an entire season (San Jose, 2005; Real Salt Lake, 2010; LA Galaxy, 2011).
  • The Dynamo are also riding a 24-game home unbeaten streak in league play, now the second-longest in MLS history. Real Salt Lake’s 29-game streak from 2009-11 is the current league record.
  • Since they were officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Union have won back-to-back games, their last triumph a 1-0 win over New England on Oct. 6, as Jack McInerney scored for a third consecutive game.
  • The Dynamo, holding on to the final playoff spot, knocked the Union out of the playoffs last year with 2-1 and 1-0 wins in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
-Andre HainaultDefender
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
-Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
9Jack McInerneyStriker
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
-G. GómezMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
5Greg JordanMidfielder
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
23Cristhian HernandezStriker
30Chandler HoffmanStriker

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