Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids: Live Gamethread

Justin Edmonds

After sneaking out of Canada with a late, thrilling draw, the Dynamo are back in the confines of BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday to face the Colorado Rapids. Follow the game live with the Dynamo Theory crew and readers.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids
Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston 4 p.m.
UniMas 4 p.m.
Yahoo! 1560 AM - 4 p.m. (3:30 pregame)
La Ranchera 850 - 4 p.m. (3:30 pregame)

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo will once again look to make MLS history when they put their long home undefeated record on the line, facing the Colorado Rapids on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo have a perfect record at home this year, but are coming off their first road point, gained in a 1-1 draw at Toronto FC last weekend. The Rapids saw their brief two-game winning streak put to an end last time out, in a home loss to Seattle Sounders FC.

REFEREES
Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Paul Scott; 4th: Armando Villarreal MLS Career: 23 games; FC/gm: 25.3; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 7; pens: 4

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Omar Cummings - Right knee; Tyler Deric - Left ankle; QUESTIONABLE: Brad Davis - Right adductor ; Adam Moffat - Left hamstring ; Cam Weaver - lower back

COLORADO RAPIDS -- OUT: DF Diego Calderón (right knee surgery); MF Jaime Castril- lón (right knee surgery); MF Kevin Harbottle (left knee sprain); GK Matt Pickens (left arm fracture); DF Marvell Wynne (right quad strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Deshorn Brown (right quad strain); FW Edson Buddle (right knee pain); MF Pablo Mastroeni (left quad strain); MF Martín Rivero (broken right foot)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 23 goals ... Rapids 6 wins, 21 goals ... Ties 4 AT HOUSTON (7 meetings): Dynamo 4 wins, 16 goals ... Rapids 1 win, 11 goals ... Ties 2
  • LAST YEAR (MLS): 10/27: COL 2, HOU 0 (Hill 9; Akpan 76)
  • This is the only meeting of the season between the two clubs.
  • The Rapids have a six-game undefeated streak alive against the Dynamo, Houston's last victory in the series coming in a 1-0 win, April 19, 2009.
  • The Rapids won the lone meeting between the teams last year, a 2-0 in the regular season finale at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
  • Colorado's only win ever in Houston came in their last visit, a 2-1 win May 4, 2011 at Robertson Stadium. This is the first meeting at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. COL: P25 W11 L7 D7 ... Oscar Pareja vs. HOU: P1 W1 L0 D0

Lineups:

Houston-

Starters- Hall, Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe, Driver, Clark, Garcia, Davis (c), Bruin, Barnes

Bench-Marscheider, Ching, Camargo, Johnson, Chabala, Arena, Creavalle

Colorado-

Starters- Irwin; Mullan, Moor, O'Neill, Klute; Smith, Powers, Thomas, Mwanga; Hill, Harris

Bench- Ceus; Wallace, Sturgis, Mastroeni, LaBrocca, Rivero, Cascio

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