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  • August 6, 2011
  • • 8:07 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: T. Vaughn
  • • Attendance: 18524
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Houston Dynamo

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Houston Dynamo

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The Union returns to PPL Park after losing its first home match of the year last weekend against Colorado.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; Williams, Valdes, Califf, Farfan; Paunovic, Carroll, Nakazawa, Mapp; Mwanga, Le Toux.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe; Moffat, Cameron, Davis, Clark; Ching, Weaver.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Will Bruin (L knee surgery); MF Danny Cruz (R quad strain);

QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (concussion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Philadelphia drew the Fire 1-1 on Wednesday evening, as new signing Pavel Pardo scored the equalizer on his Chicago debut.

  • Houston won 3-1 at home against Seattle last weekend, with Brian Ching scoring two goals.
  • Houston rookie forward Will Bruin will miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery this week. 
  • The Union started the season undefeated (5-0-4) in league matches at PPL Park before losing 2-1 to Colorado last weekend.
  • Philadelphia's leading scorer Carlos Ruiz has been sold to Veracruz in the Mexican second division.
  • Houston started center-back Bobby Boswell and right back Hunter Freeman for the first time since June 18 in Saturday's win over Seattle. Kofi Sarkodie and Jermaine Taylor made way.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Houston Dynamo

Wins
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2
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
42%
26%
32%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU
Philadelphia Union PHI
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU

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