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  • August 25, 2012
  • • 8:38 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 19320
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Toronto FC

Patrick McDermott

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.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Davis; Carr, Bruin, Kandji.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
-Frederick Michael George HallGoalkeeper
-Logan EmoryDefender
4Aaron MaundDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
2Richard EckersleyDefender
48Darren O'DeaDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
5Ashtone MorganDefender
-Adrian CannDefender
-Dicoy WilliamsDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder

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