Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston are set to take on hated rival Kansas City.

Basics

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City

Friday, June 6, 7:30pm CT

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Tx

Broadcast

CSN Houston Plus (7 p.m. pregame)

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM (Spanish)

Preview

Foes in the MLS Cup Playoffs each of the last three seasons, the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City renew

their acquaintances Friday evening when the clubs face off at BBVA Compass Stadium. Both clubs come into the game

looking to snap long winless runs. The Dynamo return home off a lost road trip where they were outscored 8-0 in three

defeats, last a 3-0 loss at the Colorado Rapids, while Sporting saw their run without a victory extended to five games in

a 1-0 reversal at D.C. United.

REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Brian Dunn; AR2 (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal

MLS Career: 42 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 14; pens: 10

SUSPENDED: none

WARNINGS:

SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Jermaine Taylor … KC: Benny Feilhaber, Paulo Nagamura,

Antonio Dovale

DISABLED LIST: HOU: Mark Sherrod … KC: Peterson Joseph, Ike Opara, Chance Myers

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: HOU: Brad Davis (USA); Boniek Garcia (Honduras) … KC: Graham Zusi, Matt Besler

(USA)

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Wednesday, June 4)

Dynamo:

OUT: Ricardo Clark – concussion; Tony Cascio – R knee surgery; Mark Sherrod – L knee ACL tear

UNAVAILABLE: Brad Davis (International duty); Boniek Garcia (International duty)

DOUBTFUL: Brian Ownby – concussion

Sporting KC:


OUT: Ike Opara – R ankle; Chance Myers – L Achilles; Peterson Joseph – illness

UNAVAILABLE: Matt Besler (International duty); Graham Zusi (International duty)

QUESTIONABLE: Aurelien Collin – R hamstring strain; Igor Juliao – R quad strain

HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (18 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 22 goals … Sporting 4 wins, 19 goals … Ties 8

AT HOUSTON (9 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 12 goals … Sporting 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 4

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