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  • March 23, 2013
  • • 8:37 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: M. Foerster
  • • Attendance: 16428
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver will have to do what no team has done if it is to protect its 100 percent record: beat Houston in Houston

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2)Hall; Sarkodie, Chabala, Boswell, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Barnes, Driver; Bruin, Weaver.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Kobayashi, Sanvezzo, Koffie; Mattocks.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bryce Alderson (R knee pain) Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon) Omar Salgado (R foot pain)

QUESTIONABLE: Matt Watson (R knee pain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver has won both games it has played this season, one of just two teams in MLS yet to drop points. The other is fellow Canadian club Montreal, which has won all three of its games.
  • Houston has yet to lose a competitive match at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • The Dynamo come into this game on the heels of a tough loss to Lone Star State rival FC Dallas. Vancouver is coming in fresh off a bye week.
  • Houston is missing three players on international duty. Oscar Boniek Garcia has been called up for Honduras, and Jermaine Taylor is with the Jamaica squad. Brad Davis was a late addition to the USA. Likewise, Vancouver will be without the services of Scotland international Kenny Miller.
  • Darren Mattocks scored six of his eight goals in his rookie campaign away from home. The other two came against the Dynamo in a 3-1 win.

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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
19A. DixonMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Brad RusinDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
19Erik HurtadoStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker

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