Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City: Live Gamethread

The Houston Dynamo return home after two straight road victories looking to continue their home success. Sporting Kansas City comes to town with revenge on their mind on the one year anniversary of the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Sunday, May 12, 7 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN - 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pregame) (Channel listings)
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES
Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Mark Cahen; 4th: Daniel Fitzgerald MLS Career: 36 games; FC/gm: 23.1; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 8; pens: 13

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Omar Cummings - Right knee; QUESTIONABLE: Tyler Deric - Left ankle; Warren Creavalle - Right hamstring; Cam Weaver - lower back; Ricardo Clark - Left adductor; Giles Barnes - Right hamstring

SPORTING KC -- OUT: Teal Bunbury (left knee sprain) QUESTIONABLE: Bobby Convey (right achilles strain); Matt Besler (right knee sprain); Paulo Nagamura (right ankle sprain)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (15 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 21 goals ... Sporting 3 wins, 17 goals ... Ties 6
  • AT HOUSTON (7 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 12 goals ... Sporting 1 wins, 7 goals ... Ties 3
  • FUTURE MATCH: 10/9: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. CT
  • LAST YEAR (MLS) - 7/7: KC 0, HOU 0; 7/18: HOU 2, KC 1 (Carr 25, 79 - Kamara 42); 9/14: KC 1, HOU 1 (Sapong 93+ -- Davis 58)

  • The teams met in the MLS Cup Playoffs for a second consecutive season last year, the Dynamo winning their semifinal series 2-1 on aggregate. In 2011, the Dynamo won 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Championship at Sporting Park.
  • A year ago, both league meetings at Sporting Park ended in draws, while the Dynamo won the first-ever meetings at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Kansas City's only win in Houston came in the first meeting ever between the clubs, a 2-1 win April 8, 2006 at Robertson Stadium. In the all-time league series, the road team has not won since 2009, when the Dynamo took a victory at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. KC: P21 W8 L5 D8 ... Peter Vermes vs. HOU: P8 W2 L2 D4
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