Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs New England Revolution

Bob Levey

It's that time again. The Houston Dynamo kick off the 2014 MLS season at home against the New England Revolution. There's a clean slate before them and three points on the line. Will the Dynamo be able to start their season off on a winning note?

THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution
Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

CSN Houston - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
MLS LIVE - 7:30 p.m.
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Ramon Hernandez. SAR (bench): Isreal Fernandez; JAR (opposite): Marcos de Oliveira; 4th: TBA
MLS Career: 36 games; FC/gm: 28.2; Y/gm: 4.3; R: 7; pens: 9

INJURY REPORT:

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Warren Creavalle – Knee tendonitis; Servando Carrasco: Right ankle sprain; Eric Brunner – Right ankle sprain

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION -- OUT: Andrew Farrell (L tibial stress reaction); Lee Nguyen (R groin strain); QUESTIONABLE: Andy Dorman (concussion); Jose Goncalves; (R quad strain); Saer Sene (L ankle surgery); Chris Tierney ( L hamstring strain)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Dynamo 4 wins, 17 goals … Revolution 7 wins, 22 goals … Ties 6
  • AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 5 goals … Revolution 5 wins, 9 goals … Ties 1
  • RETURN MATCHES: 4/12: New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo, 5 p.m. ET; 10/16: Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution, 7 p.m. CT
  • The clubs evenly split their three games a season ago. Each won at the other’s home ground – Houston taking a 2-0 victory May 18 in the only contest at BBVA Compass Stadium – before the teams concluded their series with a draw in Foxborough in September.
  • 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: P22 W7 L7 D8 … Jay Heaps vs. HOU: P5 W1 L2 D2
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Welcome back to the Dynamo Theory live threads. 2014 is upon us at last, and we're glad to have you back with us as well. You should know the drill by now: if anybody from the opposing fanbase should show up, be courteous. Unless they troll, in which case, they'll be banned.

But for now, sit back and enjoy the ride. It's game day once more.
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