Houston Dynamo vs Toronto FC: Live Gamethread

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The Houston Dynamo travel to BMO Field looking for their first road win in 2013. Toronto FC is coming off of three straight draws and won't be an easy opponent. Join Dynamo Theory and its readers for our live gamethread with all the match action.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC
Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. CT
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KPRC Local 2 - 3 p.m. (2:30 pregame)
Yahoo! 1560 AM - 3 p.m. (2:30 pregame)
La Ranchera 850 - 3 p.m. (2:30 pregame)

REFEREES
Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Joe Fletcher; AR2 (opposite): Claudio Badea; 4th: Mathieu Bourdeau MLS Career: 10 games; FC/gm: 26.9; Y/gm: 2.5; R: 0; pens: 4

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Tyler Deric - Left ankle sprain; QUESTIONABLE: Boniek Garcia - Left Achilles tendonitis

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (13 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 13 goals ... Dynamo 4 wins, 19 goals ... Ties 6 AT TORONTO (6 meetings): Toronto FC 2 wins, 6 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 6 goals ... Ties 3
  • RETURN MATCH: 6/22: Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC, 8 p.m. CT
  • LAST YEAR (MLS):
  • 6/20: HOU 3, TOR 3 (Boswell 20; Bruin 73, 90 - J. Hall 13; Koevermans 22, 45) 7/28: TOR 0, HOU 2 (Carr 45; Ching 86)
  • 8/25: HOU 1, TOR 1 (Bruin 21 - Dunfield 85)
  • The Dynamo have a four-game undefeated streak alive vs. Toronto FC, winning once with a pair of draws - both at BBVA Compass Stadium - a season ago.
  • The Dynamo win at BMO Field last July 28, a 2-0 victory, was the club's first ever on the shores of Lake Ontario. TFC had won two of the first five meetings there, with three draws.
  • Coaches record: Ryan Nelsen vs. HOU: first game ... Dominic Kinnear v TOR: P13 W4 L3 D6

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