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Join Dynamo Theory for live coverage of the opening match of the season: Houston Dynamo vs D.C. Untied.

Jamie Squire

HOUSTON DYNAMO vs D.C. UNITED
BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, Houston, Texas
March 2, 2013 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #3)
7 p.m. CT (NBCSN)

GAME NOTES:

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): Sean Hurd; JAR (opposite): Ian Anderson; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic
MLS Career: 146 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 48; pens: 52

DISABLED LIST: none
SUSPENDED: DC: Dwayne De Rosario (through March 10)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (15 meetings): Dynamo 9 wins, 27 goals ... United 4 wins, 15 goals ... Ties 2
AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 17 goals ... United 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 5/8: D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m. ET; D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo, 1:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/28: DC 3, HOU 2 (Santos 11, 70; De Rosario 54 - Bruin 50, 59)
5/12: HOU 1, DC 0 (Davis 67)
7/15: HOU 4, DC 0 (Davis 19; Bruin 37; Garcia 62; Ching 89)
• The Dynamo have never lost to D.C. United in Houston, winning eight of nine meetings all-time in league and cup play (with one draw), including a pair of league victories by shutout last year.
• 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.
• United's 3-2 home win in the first meeting a season ago was their first against Houston at home since 2009.
• Coaches record: Ben Olsen vs. HOU: P6 W1 L4 D1 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P20 W10 L6 D4

PREGAME READING:

STARTING LINEUPS:

Houston Dynamo

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tonight's starting XI: Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis (C); Barnes, Bruin</p>&mdash; Dynamo Theory (@dynamotheory) <a href="https://twitter.com/dynamotheory/status/308014714041024513">March 3, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tonight's available subs: Marscheider, Ching, Johnson, Creavalle, Camargo, Dixon, Brunner</p>&mdash; Dynamo Theory (@dynamotheory) <a href="https://twitter.com/dynamotheory/status/308015021059866624">March 3, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

D.C. United

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Here are DCU's starters: Hamid; Woolard, Jakovic, McDonald, Korb; Pontius, Kitchen, Saragosa, DeLeon, Thorrington; Pajoy.</p>&mdash; Dynamo Theory (@dynamotheory) <a href="https://twitter.com/dynamotheory/status/308007005883351041">March 3, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>