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Game Thread: Dynamo at Toronto FC, 2012 MLS Match 22

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BROADCAST INFORMATION:
FOX Sports Houston - 3:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 3 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)
SportsTalk 790 (ENG Radio)

REFEREE:
Drew Fischer. MLS Career: 1 game; FC/gm: 29.0; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 0; pens: 0

INJURY REPORT:
TORONTO FC -- OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (L hamstring strain)

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (calf contusion)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:
  • ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 12 goals ...Dynamo 3 wins, 16 goals ... Ties 5
  • AT TORONTO (5 meetings): Toronto FC 2 wins, 6 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 3
  • FUTURE MATCH: 8/25: Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. CT
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Dynamo came storming back with two late goals to salvage a 3-3 draw in the first meeting, June 20 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Houston's 2-0 victory in the final meeting between at Robertson Stadium, last July 9, was the Dynamo's first vs. TFC since 2009. Toronto FC had won two in a row vs. Houston after two draws.
  • Toronto FC have never lost to Houston at BMO Field, with two victories and three draws in five meetings all- time in Ontario.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. TOR: P11 W3 L3 D5 ... Paul Mariner vs. HOU: P1 W0 L0 D1
  • LAST MEETING (MLS): 6/20: HOU 3, TOR 3 (Boswell 20; Bruin 73, 90 - Hall 13; Koevermans 22, 45)

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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Toronto FC Starting XI:

Kocic; Henry, Eckersley, Emory, Morgan; Lambe Dunfield, Frings, Silva; Amarikwa, Johnson