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REFEREE: Sorin Stoica
NEW YORK RED BULLS -- OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Thierry Henry (R hamstring strain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Stephen Keel (back strain); DF Roy Miller (L knee effusion); DF Wilman Conde (L groin strain); PROBABLE: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee surgery recovery); DF Jan Gunnar Solli (L calf strain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain)
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Red Bulls 3 wins, 14 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 14 goals ... Ties 7
AT NEW YORK (6 meetings): Red Bulls 3 wins, 9 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 3
LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/2: NY 1, HOU 1 (Richards 47 - Weaver 50)
5/21: HOU 2, NY 2 (Davis 12; Koke 82 - Richards 1; Ballouchy 90)
The Dynamo haven't defeated New York since a 1-0 win May 31, 2008. The Red Bulls have won three of the nine league and MLS Cup meetings since, with six draws (including the last three meetings).
The teams have played to draws in their last three league meetings in Houston. But the Red Bulls will close out their Robertson Stadium history having never a regular-season game there (0-2-4) - though they did win the second leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal Series in 2008.
The Dynamo have never won at New York, with three wins and four draws in seven league and MLS Cup meetings all-time.
Coaches record: Hans Backe v HOU: P4 W1 L0 D3 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. NY: P17 W5 L4 D8
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:
NYRB Starting XI:
Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Ruthven, Lade; Ballouchy, McCarty, Lindpere, Solli, Richard; Cooper