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  • August 17, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 22289
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Seattle Sounders FC

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Seattle Sounders FC

By: Brad White

For the second week in a row the Sounders will take their new star on the road, with this trip carrying Clint Dempsey close to home.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Davis, Clark, Moffat, Boniek Garcia; Barnes, Bruin.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Omar Cummings (L knee MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr (L knee), Brian Ching (L adductor strain), Andrew Driver (R Achilles tendonitis), Alex Dixon (L hamstring strain)
Seattle (4-4-2): Hahnemann; Yedlin, Ianni, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Neagle; Martins, Dempsey.

INJURY REPORT

OUT:  Alex Caskey (R ankle impingement), Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Phillip Lund (R plantar fasciitis), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia)

QUESTIONABLE:  Obafemi Martins (ankle)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Clint Dempsey's second game with the Seattle Sounders will be a return home of sorts, with the USA captain having grown up in Nacogdoches, a small town north of Houston.
  • Houston comes into the match on the back of a loss to Real Salt Lake, with that result leaving the club in the final playoff spot in the East.
  • Two Seattle players took part in the USA's win over Bosnia on Wednesday, with Eddie Johnson - who is suspended for the game against Houston - opening the scoring for the USA. Brad Evans also played in the match.
  • Saturday's match will be Seattle's first at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Prior to the loss to RSL, Houston was on a four-match winning run in MLS play.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Seattle Sounders

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
29%
21%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Houston Dynamo HOU
0 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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