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