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Game Thread: Dynamo at Union (2011 Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semifinal 1st Leg)



Houston Dynamo (12-9-13, 49 pts.) vs. Philadelphia Union (11-8-15, 48 pts.)
PPL Park - Chester, PA - 4:00pm CT
2011 MLS Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semifinal 1st Leg

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KPRC 950 (ENG Radio)
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The Houston Dynamo open the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs on the road on Sunday, taking on second-year club Philadelphia. The teams were separated by one point during the regular season, with Houston edging the Union for second place despite Philadelphia's 1-0-1 record in the season series. The Dynamo have tied 1-1 in both matches at PPL Park, one on October 2, 2010 and one on August 6, 2011.

REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. SAR (bench): C.J. Morgante; JAR (opposite): Corey Rockwell; 4th: Jasen Anno

INJURY REPORT (as of Friday, October 28):

DYNAMO - OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip)

UNION - OUT: GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (R hamstring strain); MF Justin Mapp (L quad strain)ankle sprain)

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:


Union Starting XI:

Mondragon; Williams, Califf, Valdes, G.Farfan; Mapp, Carroll, Miglioranzi, M.Farfan; Mwanga, Le Toux