Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: Live Gamethread

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In their fifth match of the season, the Houston Dynamo travel to Portland to take on the Timbers. Both teams will be looking for firsts, as Houston has yet to win a road match in 2013 and the Timbers are winless on the year. Join Dynamo Theory for live coverage during the match.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 p.m. CT
JELD-WEN Field, Portland, OR

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston - 9:30 p.m.
Yahoo! 1560 AM - 9 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 9 p.m.
MLS Stream of the Week - 9:30 p.m.

REFEREES
REF: Ricardo Salazar. SAR (bench): Ian Anderson; JAR (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal MLS Career: 162 games; FC/gm: 26.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 47; pens: 58

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Will Bruin - Left hamstring strain

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (3 meetings): Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 1
  • AT PORTLAND (1 meeting): Timbers 0 wins, 0 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 2 goals ... Ties 0
  • LAST YEAR (MLS): 5/15: HOU 0, POR 0
  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • The Timbers have yet to defeat the Dynamo since coming into MLS. A year ago, the teams played to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston won both meeting in Portland's inaugural MLS season of 2011.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. POR: P3 W2 L0 D1... Caleb Porter vs. HOU: first game

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