Game Thread: Dynamo v Portland Timbers, 2012 MLS Match 9

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BROADCAST INFORMATION:
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 7:30 p.m. (Comcast: 110; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 692 HD=1692; DirecTV: SD=680 / HD=680-1; Dish Network:SD=443 / HD=9581)
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m.
KBME 790 (ENG Radio)
La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)

REFEREE:
Chris Penso. MLS Career: 18 games; FC/gm: 22.7; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 5; pens: 10

INJURY REPORT:
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
PORTLAND TIMBERS - OUT: DF Steve Purdy (concussion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Charles Renken (R ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Eric Brunner (L hip flexor strain); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:
ALL-TIME (2 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals ... Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 0
AT HOUSTON (1 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 2 goals ... Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 0
LAST YEAR 8/14: HOU 2, POR 1 (Moffat 17; Ching 27 - Jewsbury 56) 10/14: POR 0, HOU 2 (Hainault 36; Cruz 59)
This is the only league meeting between the clubs this season. Dynamo won both league meetings a year ago, a 2-1 triumph at Robertson Stadium and a 2-0 win at Jeld-Wen Field.
Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. POR: P2 W2 L0 D0 ... John Spencer v HOU: P2 W0 L2 D0

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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Timbers Starting XI:
Perkins; Jewsbury, Mosquera, Danso, Smith; Songo'o, Chara, Palmer, Wallace; Nagbe, Boyd
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