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REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. MLS Career: 133 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 48; pens: 49
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); DF Flo Lechner (R foot fifth metatarsal fracture); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); FW Jeremiah White (concussion); DOUBTFUL: MF Clyde Simms (L ankle tendonitis); QUESTIONABLE: FW Jose Moreno (R calf strain); MF Kelyn Rowe (L hamstring strain); PROBABLE: MF Ryan Guy (R calf stiffness)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Revolution 6 wins, 16 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 4
AT NEW ENGLAND (6 meetings): Revolution 2 wins, 9 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 7 goals ... Ties 3
LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/17: HOU 1, NE 0 (Freeman 86) 8/17: NE 1, HOU 1 (Cochrane 4 - Boswell 90)
The Dynamo's 1-0 win last year in the final meeting between the clubs at Robertson Stadium was their first- ever home win vs. New England.
After a 1-1 draw in the first meeting in Houston, the Revolution won their next four trips to face the Dynamo.
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: Jay Heaps vs. HOU: first game ... Dominic Kinnear vs. NE: P12 W2 L6 T4
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:
Revolution Starting XI:
Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Feilhaber, Guy, Joseph, Nguyen; Brettschneider, Sene