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