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The run to the MLS playoffs continues when the Houston Dynamo host the Montreal Impact in the first of three straight at home against clubs above them in the table. The Dynamo control their own destiny - can they keep rolling and take three points?

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact (DT preview)
Friday, October 4, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

CSN Houston - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Claudio Badea; AR2 (opposite): Kevin Klinger; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal MLS Career: 22 games; FC/gm: 25.5; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 2; pens: 6

INJURY REPORT:

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Brian Ownby – Right knee sprain; QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr – Left knee; Eric Brunner – Right ankle sprain; Andrew Driver – Right calf strain;

MONTREAL IMPACT -- OUT: Nelson Rivas – Left knee injury; Adrian Lopez – Right knee injury; Maximiliano Rodriguez – Foot fracture; Hernan Bernardello – Left ankle sprain

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 6 goals … Impact 3 wins, 12 goals … Ties 1
  • AT HOUSTON (2 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 4 goals … Impact 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 1
  • The teams are playing for the third time this season, and the Impact have won both without conceding a goal. In the last meeting, Montréal handed Houston its worst-ever defeat, a 5-0 win Aug. 24 at Stade Saputo behind two goals from Marco Di Vaio. First-half goals from Felipe and Di Vaio led the Impact to a 2-0 win June 19 at Stade Saputo.
  • The Impact have won all three meetings all-time at Stade Saputo. The Dynamo have won one of the two meetings lifetime in Houston, with one draw.
  • Coaches record: Marco Schallibaum vs. HOU: P2 W2 L0 T0 … Dominic Kinnear vs. MTL: P5 W1 L3 T1