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Live Gamethread: DC United vs Houston Dynamo

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The matches played Saturday fell their way, but the Houston Dynamo know that if the easiest route to the playoffs involves beating DC United. They failed to capitalize last week at home, will they find a better result at RFK Stadium?

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THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United (DT Preview)
Sunday, October 27, 12:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

NBC - 12:30 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 12:30 p.m. (12:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 12:30 p.m. (12:00 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Adam Wienckowski; AR2 (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Ted Unkel MLS Career: 29 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 12; pens: 9

INJURY REPORT:

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

D.C. United -- OUT: OUT: Dejan Jakovic – Grade 2 left adductor strain; John Thorrington – Grade 2 left gastroc strain; Ethan White – Grade 2 left calf strain; QUESTIONABLE: Nick DeLeon – Right hip flexor strain; SUSPENDED: Perry Kitchen (yellow card accumulation)

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): United 4 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 11 wins, 33 goals ... Ties 2
  • AT RFK STADIUM (8 meetings): United 4 wins, 11 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 14 goals ... Ties 1
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season, and the Dynamo have won the first two. An own goal and a goal from Warren Creavalle in the final 10 minutes gave the Dynamo a 2-0 win to open the season, March 2 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Will Bruin scored twice as the Dynamo rolled to a 4-0 win May 8 in Houston, maintaining their all-time home unbeaten record vs. United.
  • United’s 3-2 home win in the first meeting a season ago was their first against Houston at home since 2009. The Dynamo have never lost to D.C. United in Houston, winning nine of 10 meetings there all-time in league and cup play (with one draw).
  • The teams met in the Eastern Conference Championship a year ago, the Dynamo claiming a 3-1 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium in the first leg, before the teams reached a 1-1 draw at RFK Stadium to send Houston to MLS Cup 2012.
  • Coaches record: Ben Olsen vs. HOU: P8 W1 L6 D1 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P22 W12 L6 D4
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It's come down to this. Montreal's loss leaves the Dynamo a win away from the playoffs. Stop on by and cheer on the men in orange as they try to extend their season and perhaps spark another run.