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Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City

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It's an important night tonight. The Houston Dynamo look to continue their push for the playoffs as they host Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. As always, we like a packed house, but if you can't make it downtown, feel free to stop by here and help cheer the Dynamo on as they look to take three more points and inch closer to a postseason berth.

Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City (DT preview)
Wednesday, October 9, 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: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Jeff Muschik; 4th: Ismail Elfath MLS Career: 26 games; FC/gm: 23.7; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 10; pens: 7

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;

SPORTING KANSAS CITY -- OUT: Paulo Nagamura – Left ankle strain; QUESTIONABLE: Claudio Bieler – Left groin strain

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 22 goals … Sporting 4 wins, 19 goals … Ties 7
  • AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 12 goals … Sporting 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 3
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Aurélien Collin’s header in the 73rd minute was the only goal of the game as Sporting put an end to the Dynamo’s 30-game league home undefeated streak on May 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium; two weeks later, SKC’s Kei Kamara and Houston’s Brad Davis traded goals to leave the teams in a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park.
  • The Sporting win in the first meeting was the first victory for the road team in the series since 2009, and Sporting’s second win ever in Houston. The last three league meetings at Sporting Park have ended in draws.
  • The teams met in the MLS Cup Playoffs for a second consecutive season last year, the Dynamo winning their semifinal series 2-1 on aggregate. In 2011, the Dynamo won 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Championship at Sporting Park.
  • Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. HOU: P10 W3 L2 D5 … Dominic Kinnear vs. KC: P23 W8 L6 D9
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Right. Big one tonight. No more needs to be said. If you can't make it downtown, feel free to join Dynamo Theory here for what is surely going to be a memorable clash.