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Chris Penso. MLS Career: 26 games; FC/gm: 21.9; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 6; pens: 10
NEW YORK RED BULLS - OUT: DF Brandon Barklage (R hamstring strain); GK Ryan Meara (hip injury); QUESTIONABLE: DF Rafa Marquez (L calf strain) HOUSTON DYNAMO -- QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling)
- ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Red Bulls 4 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 16 goals ... Ties 7
- AT NEW YORK (7 meetings): Red Bulls 4 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 3
- 2012 (MLS): 5/9: NY 1, HOU 0 (Cooper 7), 8/3: HOU 2, NY 0 (Taylor 2, Carr 28)
- The teams are meeting in the back end of a home-and-home series, after the Dynamo won 2-0 on Aug. 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium behind goals from Jermaine Taylor and Calen Carr. The Dynamo victory snapped a 10-game winless streak against New York, since a 1-0 win May 31, 2008. The Red Bulls had won four of the 10 league and MLS Cup meetings in between, with six draws.
- A Kenny Cooper goal gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 victory May 9 at Red Bull Arena. The Dynamo have never won at New York, with four losses and four draws in eight league and MLS Cup meetings all-time.
- Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. NY: P19 W6 L5 D8 ... Hans Backe v HOU: P6 W2 L1 D3
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:
Red Bulls Starting XI:
Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Pearce, Miller; Le Toux, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere; Cooper, Henry