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Game Thread: Dynamo at Olimpia, 2012 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage

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BROADCAST INFORMATION:
Fox Soccer - 9 p.m.
Univision Deportes Network - 9 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 9 p.m.

PREVIEW:
The Houston Dynamo continue their 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League campaign with a trip to Honduras on Thursday to face domestic champion C.D. Olimpia. The Dynamo are coming off a 3-1 win over C.D. FAS in their first group stage match, last Wednesday. Houston is tied for first place in the group with Olimpia, after the Honduran club defeated FAS 3-0 in their first match. The game will be the fourth in a stretch of six games in 19 days for Houston. Following the match, the Dynamo will head to Chicago for an Eastern Conference showdown with the Fire on Sunday night at Toyota Park.

REFEREE:
Marco Rodríguez (MEX). AR1 (bench): Marvin Torrentera; AR2 (opposite): Marcos Quintero; 4th: Fabricio Morales

INJURY REPORT:
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); MF Brad Davis (illness)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:
  • This is the first meeting between the two clubs
  • This is the first trip to Honduras for the Dynamo
  • This is the first meeting between the Dynamo and a club from Honduras
  • The Dynamo are 1-3-4 all-time on the road in CONCACAF Champions League
  • Olimpia is 4-1-1 all-time at home in CONCACAF Champions League
  • Olimpia is 3-1-1 all-time at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
  • Olimpia's last loss at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino came to the Montreal Impact (10/01/08)
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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