Game Thread: Dynamo v Toronto FC, 2012 MLS Match 14

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Four days after defeating FC Dallas, the Dynamo are back in action against Toronto FC. It's a game the Dynamo should win, so is it therefore a trap game? Hopefully not, but we'll find out tonight. Join in and discuss the match with us.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 8 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 7:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)
SportsTalk 790 (ENG Radio)

REFEREE:
Baldomero Toledo. MLS Career: 136 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 48; pens: 50

INJURY REPORT:
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion); MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); DF Oscar Recio (concussion); PROBABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (R hip flexor strain); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L groin strain)
TORONTO FC - OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); DF Ty Harden (R adductor strain); DF Adrian Cann (R knee sprain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Aaron Maund (R eye hyphema); DF Logan Emory (shoulder subluxation); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:
ALL-TIME (10 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 13 goals ... Toronto FC 3 wins, 9 goals ... Ties 4
AT HOUSTON (5 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 9 goals ... Toronto FC 1 wins, 3 goals ... Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 7/28: Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo, 4:30 p.m. ET; 8/25: Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. CT
LAST YEAR (MLS): 5/7: TOR 2, HOU 1 (Plata 50; Santos 81 - Palmer 87) 7/9: HOU 2, TOR 0 (Cruz 50; Cameron 81)
Houston's 2-0 victory in the final meeting between at Robertson Stadium, last July 9, was the Dynamo's first vs. TFC since 2009.
Toronto FC had won two in a row vs. Houston after two draws.
Toronto FC have never lost to Houston at BMO Field, with two victories and three draws in five meetings all- time in Ontario.
Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. TOR: P10 W3 L3 D4 ... Paul Mariner vs. HOU: first game

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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Toronto FC Starting XI:

Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, Henry, Morgan; Avila, de Guzman, Frings, Dunfield; Johnson, Koevermans
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