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  • August 20, 2011
  • • 8:38 PM
  • • John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Real Salt Lake

George Frey

Real Salt Lake, losers of three out of its last four matches, travels to Houston to face a Dynamo squad that has been tough at home, with a 7-3-3 record.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe; Watson, Cameron, Davis, Dixon; Ching, Costly.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Will Bruin (L knee surgery); MF Danny Cruz (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Colin Clark (L knee injury)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Schuler, Borchers, Beltran; Williams, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Nelson González (R foot fracture), MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain); MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation), DF Chris Wingert (L wrist fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jamison Olave (L knee MCL strain)

PROBABLE: MF Jean Alexandre (R knee internal pain), DF Tony Beltran (neck strain) GK Nick Rimando (R wrist pain), FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee effusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Dynamo was in action Wednesday. Bobby Boswell scored a late equalizer to tie New England 1-1 on the road.

  • Real Salt Lake suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at Toronto FC last weekend. The defeat was RSL's third in four league matches.
  • With the draw against New England, Houston improved to 7-7-11 and moved behind Kansas City into fourth in the Eastern Conference.
  • With its slump, RSL has fallen to fifth in the West, and it faces eight of its final 12 matches on the road.
  • Adam Moffat was ejected late against the Revolution for a scuffle with Matt Reis and will miss out on this match.
  • Jamison Olave trained at full strength this week for the first time since suffering an MCL strain in the All-Star Game and could play in this match. Meanwhile, Chris Wingert is out four to six weeks with a broken wrist.
  • Calen Carr made his season debut for Houston against New England. He had been suffering the effects of a concussion.

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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
-Carlo CostlyStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
-Eddie RobinsonDefender
19A. DixonMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
3Calen CarrStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
6Nat BorchersDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
2Tony Beltran Defender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
26Collen WarnerMidfielder
-A. ÁlvarezStriker
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
19Blake WagnerDefender
77Andy WilliamsGoalkeeper
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
-Chris AgorsorStriker

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