The worst team in MLS visits the most formidable home ground in the league, with Houston setting its eye on top spot in the East.
|Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Davis; Carr, Bruin, Kandji.
OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Ricardo Clark (L ankle sprain)
|Toronto FC (4-2-2-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Morgan; Dunfield, Wiedeman; Frings, Johnson; Silva, Hassli.
OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); DF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain); DF Doneil Henry (L knee tendinosis); MF Reggie Lambe (R knee MCL sprain)
PROBABLE: DF Jeremy Hall (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- No visiting team has yet taken three points from BBVA Compass Stadium, which opened on May 8. In 12 matches, Houston has put up a stellar 8-0-4 home record.
- TFC rookie Luis Silva has four goals and two assists for Toronto FC in his last eight MLS matches.
- Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to the Columbus Crew marked a fifth consecutive match without a victory for the Reds. TFC has had four separate winless streaks of three games or more this season.
- After opening their campaign with a mediocre 2-3-2 start, the Dynamo have gone on an absolute tear, banking a formidable 9-3-4 record since mid-May.
- Houston's Brad Davis is tied for the second-highest assists total in MLS, with 10 on the year.