The Dynamo head north of the border looking for its first road victory of 2011.
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Cameron, Davis, Watson; Ching, Costly.
DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (L knee surgery); MF Danny Cruz (R quad strain)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Cannon; Leathers, Boxall, DeMerit, Harvey; Thorrington, Koffie, Vagenas, Chiumiento; Hassli, Camilo.||
OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); MF Russell Teibert (R rib contusion); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Alexandre Morfaw (L hamstring strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (R hip flexor); MF Jeb Brovsky (R hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: FW Eric Hassli (back strain)
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Vancouver lost 2-1 at Portland last weekend, as its record fell to 3-13-9. It still has yet to win a road game in MLS.
- Alex Dixon scored a dramatic late goal against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as the Dynamo won 3-2 at home.
- Whitecaps midfielder Nizar Khalfan (Tanzania) and striker Mustapha Jarju (The Gambia) were called up this week for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
- Four Houston Dynamo players were called up for international duty this week: Andre Hainault (Canada), Carlo Costly (Honduras), Jermaine Taylor and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica).
- The Whitecaps have the lowest point total in MLS with 18. Second-worst is their Canadian counterpart Toronto FC, and New England.
- The Dynamo has still failed to win away this season, posting a 0-4-8 record on the road.