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Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls

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This afternoon, the Houston Dynamo open up the Eastern Conference Semifinals at home against the New York Red Bulls. The regular season matches all went the way of New York, but the Dynamo know that the playoffs are a different matter. Can they get a good result to take into the second leg?

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

THE BASICS:

Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls (DT preview)
Sunday, November 3, 2:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

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

REFEREES:

REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Corey Parker; 4th: Jose Carlos Rivero

INJURY REPORT:

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Jermaine Taylor – Left foot fracture

NEW YORK RED BULLS -- OUT: Ian Christianson – Right fifth metatarsal surgery; Heath Pearce – Hip surgery; QUESTIONABLE: Luis Robles – Right knee sprain

HEAD-TO-HEADL

  • LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: HOU 3 wins, 17 GF ... NY 8 wins, 26 GF ... Ties 7
  • 2013 HEAD-TO-HEAD: HOU 0 wins, 1 GF ... NY 3 wins, 9 GF ... Ties 0
  • AT BBVA COMPASS STADIUM: 9/8: HOU 1, NY 4 (Johnson 18 – Alexander 14; Henry 47; Steele 58; Sam 88); 10/20: HOU 0, NY 3 (Cahill 1, Sekagya 65, Wright-Phillips 75)
  • MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: HOU 0 wins, 1 GF ... NY 1 win, 4 GF ... 1 tie
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Here we go, guys. The first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals is upon us. I'm sure many of our regulars will be at the match, but on the off chance that you aren't please feel free to stop by here and cheer with us.