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  • May 12, 2013
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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.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
28Erich MarscheiderGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Mike ChabalaDefender
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19A. DixonMidfielder
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
-Meshack JeromeDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
7Chance MyersDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
-Josh GardnerMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker

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