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Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls

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While other results have made it so that the Houston Dynamo cannot clinch a playoff spot today, this afternoon's match against the New York Red Bulls has lost none of its importance. Points mean the Dynamo stay in the driver's seat in the postseason race, so come join us as we cheer the Dynamo on.

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THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls (DT preview)
Sunday, October 20, 3:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

CSN Houston - 3:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
UniMas - 3:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 3:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 3:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): Paul Scott; AR2 (opposite): Kevin Klinger; 4th: Ted Unkel MLS Career: 97 games; FC/gm: 24.1; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 17; pens: 14

INJURY REPORT:

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Brian Ownby – Right knee sprain

NEW YORK RED BULLS -- OUT: Ian Christianson – Right fifth metatarsal surgery; Heath Pearce – Hip surgery; QUESTIONABLE: Connor Lade – Right knee injury; Roy Miller – Left Achilles injury

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 17 goals ... Red Bulls 7 wins, 23 goals ... Ties 7
  • AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 13 goals ... Red Bulls 1 win, 9 goals ... Ties 4
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season, and the Red Bulls have won both. The Dynamo allowed a club-record four goals in a home match in a 4-1 New York win Sept. 8 at BBVA Compass Stadium; Fabian Espíndola and Jonny Steele scored second-half goals to lead the Red Bulls to a 2-0 win June 30 in Harrison.
  • It was New York’s first league win ever in Houston; the Dynamo came into the last meeting 4-0-3 all-time at home vs. New York. The Red Bulls are 6-0-3 all-time at home vs. Houston.
  • The Red Bulls did win the second leg of a conference semifinal series in Houston in the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, advancing 4-1 on aggregate after a 3-0 win at Robertson Stadium, following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear v NY: P22 W6 L8 D8 ... Mike Petke vs. HOU: P2 W2 L0 D0
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A lot changes in a short time. This time yesterday, the Dynamo had a chance to clinch a playoff spot. Unfortunately, results didn't fall the way they needed to for that to happen, and at the moment, the Dynamo actually find themselves sitting in sixth place. That being said, they still control their own fate. Points keep them in the race, and a win gets them right back in third place with one match left to play.

This match is sold out, and we hope that the stadium will be a mass of orange clad fans there to cheer the Dynamo on to victory. But on the off chance that you can't make it to BBVA Compass this afternoon, feel free to hang out here and cheer the Dynamo on.