Whether or not you felt that they'd make it, your Houston Dynamo are once again in the postseason. Thursday night, they'll celebrate Halloween by hosting the Montreal Impact. They'll do so without starting centerback Jermaine Taylor, who had surgery on his left foot a few days ago, but other than that, the injury report is fairly bare:
OUT: Jermaine Taylor – Left foot fracture
QUESTIONABLE: Brian Ownby – Right knee sprain
Luckily for the Dynamo, Eric Brunner was brought in for just such an occurrence, and has done a good job of filling in when needed.
As you all probably know, tomorrow is Halloween. And while many adults would probably rather be at BBVA Compass Stadium watching the Dynamo launch another postseason run, chances are, your kids probably want to go trick or treating - right around the time the match kicks off.
If you find yourself in this situation, take heart, for the Dynamo have an event just for you! From 6:00 to 6:45, kids will be able to trick or treat around the stadium's suites and sponsor locations, meaning that they can get their fill of candy before you all sit down (good luck with that) and watch the match. In addition the SoccerFest and Orange Avenue will be hosting a pre-match costume contest for both kids and adults. The top two kid finalists (both male and female) will be selected at 6:00, and the top two adult finalists at 7:00. Then, at halftime, the fans will vote to determine the winner in both fields.
As this is Halloween, the Dynamo are allowing fans to wear costumes, with two stipulations: masks must be removed when entering the stadium (they can then be put back on once inside), and no weapons (even if they're fake).
The rain that Houston saw today is supposed to continue into tomorrow, though forecasters say that it should be cleared out by kickoff. However, in case it isn't, please remember to wear ponchos, as BBVA Compass Stadium forbids umbrellas in the stadium.