Live Gamethread: New England Revolution vs Houston Dynamo

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Tonight the Houston Dynamo are in Foxboro, where they face the New England Revolution for the third time this season. Points, pride, and playoff positioning are on the line - can the Dynamo keep the ball rolling?

THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution (DT Preview)
Saturday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. CT
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

CSN Plus - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Mega TV - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
ESPN 97.5 FM - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. AR1 (bench): Sean Hurd; AR2 (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Mathieu Bourdeau MLS Career: 65 games; FC/gm: 22.7; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 8; pens: 9

INJURY REPORT:

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Brian Ownby – Right knee sprain; QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr – Left knee; Eric Brunner – Right ankle sprain; Andrew Driver – Right calf strain;

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION -- OUT: Gabe Latigue – Right ACL surgery; Ryan Guy – Right groin irritation; Clyde Simms – Right turf toe; QUESTIONABLE: Juan Agudelo – Right hamstring strain; Luis Soffner – Right hip flexor strain

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Revolution 7 wins, 21 goals ... Dynamo 4 wins, 16 goals ... Ties 5
  • AT NEW ENGLAND (8 meetings): Revolution 2 wins, 12 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 11 goals ... Ties 4
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Adam Moffat scored a pair of goals – both on long-range bombs – to lead Houston to a 2-1 victory July 13 at Gillette Stadium. Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo scored goals in a 2-0 New England victory on May 18 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • The Revolution have won on five of their last seven visits to Houston. New England last defeated Houston at Gillette Stadium in 2010.
  • The teams have played for three cups. They met in back-to-back MLS Cup Finals in 2006 and 2007, the Dynamo winning on both occasions (on penalty kicks in MLS Cup 2006; 2-1 in MLS Cup 2007). They also met in the 2008 SuperLiga final (won by New England on penalties).
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. NE: P21 W7 L7 D7 ... Jay Heaps vs. HOU: P4 W1 L2 D1
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Last night's victory by Philadelphia in Kansas City gives this match an added importance, especially for the Revs, who were displaced from fifth place by the victorious Union. Drop on by to cheer on the men in orange as they try to pick up points on the turf of Gillette Stadium.
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