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Game Thread: Dynamo v Rapids (2011 - Match 8)

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Houston Dynamo (3-1-3) vs. DC United (3-3-1)
Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX - 7:30pm CT

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KHOU 11.2 (ENG TV)
FOX Sports Houston Plus (ENG TV)
KPRC 950 (ENG Radio)
La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)
San Jacinto Post-Game Call-In Show with Glenn Davis - KPRC 950, 9:45 p.m.

REFEREE: Terry Vaughn - Career: 141 games; FC/gm: 28.6; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 46; pens: 45

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 22 goals ... Rapids 4 wins, 17 goals ... Ties 3 
AT HOUSTON (6 meetings): Dynamo 4 wins, 15 goals ... Rapids 0 wins, 9 goals ... Ties 2 
RETURN MATCH: 7/3: Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
LAST YEAR (MLS): 6/26: HOU 2, COL 2 (Cruz 17; Ngwenya 79 - Casey 45; own goal 71) 8/28: COL 3, HOU 0 (Smith 2; Cummings 16; Casey 23)

 

Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. COL: P22 W11 L5 D6 ... Gary Smith v HOU: P5 W2 L2 D1

The Dynamo welcome the Colorado Rapids to Robertson Stadium tonight, looking to continue their six-match unbeaten streak and their hom dominance over the Rapids. Houston has never losed to the Rapids at Robertston (5-0-2) including a 5-2 victory in the team's inaugural match back in 2006.

Calen Carr and Danny Cruz are both out tonight, Geoff Cameron is doubtful with a lower leg contusion. If Cameron can't play, expect to see Je-Vaughn Watson get his first MLS start in the central attacking midfield role...unless Kinnear decides to put Sergio Koke in the role. Either way, it should be interesting to see how either performs in that spot.

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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Rapids Starting XI:

Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moor, Palguta, Thompson, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Smith, Akpan, Cummings

 

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