Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City: Live Gamethread

Ed Zurga

The Dynamo will try and stop a two game losing streak and get back on the right track. Houston will travel to face Sporting Kansas City in the first of three road matches.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City
Sunday, May 26, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sporting Park

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC Sports Network - 2:30 p.m.
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 2:30 p.m. (2 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 2:30 p.m. (2 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES
Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Kevin Duliba; 4th: Daniel Radford MLS Career: 12 games; FC/gm: 26.2; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 1; pens: 4

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Omar Cummings - Right knee; QUESTIONABLE: Jermaine Taylor - Left shoulder

SPORTING KC -- OUT: Teal Bunbury - Left knee

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Sporting 4 wins, 18 goals ... Dynamo 6 wins, 21 goals ... Ties 6
  • AT KC (8 meetings): Sporting 2 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 9 goals ... Ties 3
  • FUTURE MATCH: 10/9: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. CT

  • The teams are meeting for the second time in three weeks. Aurélien Collin's header in the 73rd minute was the only goal of the game as Sporting put an end to the Dynamo's 30-game league home undefeated streak on May 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • It was the first victory for the road team in the series since 2009, and Sporting's second win ever in Houston. A year ago, both league meetings at Sporting Park ended in draws.
  • 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.
  • Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. HOU: P9 W3 L2 D4 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. KC: P22 W8 L6 D8
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