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  • May 12, 2013
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Sporting Kansas City

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Sporting Kansas City

Patrick McDermott

Houston, fresh off two impressive road wins, goes about trying to extend its home unbeaten record against Sporting KC.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek, Moffat, Davis, Driver; Bruin, Ching.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee), Warren Creavalle (R hamstring), Omar Cummings (R knee), Tyler Deric (L ankle), Cam Weaver (Lower back)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Opara, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Rosell, Zusi; Sapong, Bieler, Kamara.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Bobby Convey (R achilles strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Matt Besler (R knee sprain), Benny Feilhaber (R thigh contusion), Paulo Nagamura (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These sides have met in the playoffs the last two seasons, with Houston advancing each time. During last year's regular season, the Dynamo won at home and drew both meetings in Kansas City.
  • The Dynamo won two road games four days apart, culminating in a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Wednesday. Will Bruin became the first player to score two and assist two in MLS since 2009.
  • Kei Kamara, who scored 11 goals in 33 games last season, returned to Sporting KC from his loan at Norwich City this week and made an appearance off the bench in the 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC.
  • The Dynamo haven't lost at home for an MLS record 30 times. In all competitions, they haven't lost at home for 36 matches.
  • Claudio Bieler is tied for the MLS lead with six goals. Graham Zusi is joint-top with four assists.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Sporting KC

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
49%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Houston Dynamo HOU
1 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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