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Game Thread: Dynamo at Philadelphia Union, 2012 MLS Match 30

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Join in and discuss tonight's Dynamo match against the Union

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BROADCAST INFORMATION:
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 3 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 2:30 p.m.
KPRC 950 - 2:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 2:30 p.m.

REFEREE:
Edvin Jurisevic. MLS Career: 51 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 4; pens: 6

INJURY REPORT:
PHILADELPHIA UNION - OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms); QUESTIONABLE: DF Bakary Soumare (R knee inflammation); DF Gabriel Farfan (R ankle contusion); MF Danny Cruz (L sesamoid stress reaction); PROBABLE: FW Zach Pfeffer (R hip flexor strain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO - OUT: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L quad contusion)

ALL-TIME (5 meetings):
  • Union 2 wins, 7 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 6 goals ... Ties 2
  • AT PHILADELPHIA (2 meetings): Union 0 wins, 2 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 2 goals ... Ties 2
  • FUTURE MATCH: 10/20: Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, 6:30 p.m. CT (NBC SN)
  • The teams are playing for a second this time. A late Brian Ching penalty kick was the decider in a 2-1 Dynamo victory June 30 at BBVA Compass Stadium. It was the Dynamo's first win in league play vs. Philadelphia; Union had won two of the first four, with two draws. But Houston did win both legs of last year's Eastern Conference Semifinal Series, a 2-1 win in Chester followed by a 1-0 victory in Houston, on their way to MLS Cup 2011.
  • Coaches record: John Hackworth vs. HOU: P1 W0 L1 D0 ... Dominic Kinnear v PHI: P5 W1 L2 D2
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:

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Union Starting XI:

MacMath; Gaddis, Valdes, Okugo, Williams; Lahoud, Carroll, Cruz; M.Farfan, Martinez, Adu