Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union: Live Gamethread

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The Houston Dynamo are in a rut and will look to the comfort of home to get back on track. Saturday night, the Dynamo host Philadelphia Union in an Eastern Conference battle.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, July 06, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston - 8:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS (7:30 p.m. pregame)
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES

Matthew Foerster. AR1 (bench): Chris Strickland; AR2 (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Armando Villarreal MLS Career: 14 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 1; pens: 5

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - left knee; Anthony Arena - right ankle sprain; Brad Davis - left hamstring strain QUESTIONABLE: Boniek Garcia - right hamstring strain

PHILADELPHIA UNION -- Questionable: D.Cruz - left hip contusion; M. Farfan - left ankle contusion; Kleberson - right quad strain; M. Lahoud - sports hernia surgery

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (7 meetings): Union 3 wins, 11 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 2
  • AT HOUSTON (4 meetings): Union 2 wins, 6 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 7 goals ... Ties 0
  • RETURN MATCHES: 9/14: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo, 6:30 p.m. CT (UniMas)
  • The teams met three times a season ago, with the home team winning on each occasion, including two Dynamo victories at BBVA Compass Stadium. They were the first two Dynamo home victories in the regular season series; Union came away with wins in visits to Robertson Stadium in both 2010 and 2011.
  • The Dynamo have never won at PPL Park, the teams reaching draws in their first two meetings in Chester before Union's 3-1 win last Sept. 23.
  • The clubs met in the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Dynamo advancing 3-1 on aggregate after a 2-1 win at PPL Park, then a 1-0 home win.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear v PHI: P7 W2 L3 D2 ... John Hackworth vs. HOU: P3 W1 L2 D0
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