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Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Live Gamethread

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Join Dynamo Theory for live play by play for the Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps showdown. Houston looks to keep the home streak alive against an undefeated Whitecaps.

Bob Levey

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
Whitecaps lead 2-1 all-time

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston - 7 p.m.
Yahoo! 1560 AM - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.

COMCAST CHANNEL GUIDE
Comcast: 39 | 639 HD
En Touch: 73 | 473 HD
Coastal Link: 31 | 131 HD
Phonoscope: 35
Consolidated: 42 | 723 HD

REFEREE
REF: Matthew Foerster. SAR (bench): Paul Scott; JAR (opposite): Corey Parker; 4th: Hilario Grajeda - MLS Career: 7 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 0; pens: 3.

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: HOU: Brad Davis (USA; vs. Costa Rica); Boniek García (Honduras; vs. Mexico); Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica; vs. Panama) ... VAN: Kenny Miller (Scotland; vs. Wales)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (3 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 4 goals ... Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 5 goals ... Ties 0
  • AT HOUSTON (1 meeting): Dynamo 1 win, 3 goals ... Whitecaps FC 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 0
  • LAST YEAR (MLS):
  • 6/10: VAN 3, HOU 1 (Mattocks 4, 66; Harvey 88 -- Kandji 83)
  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • Whitecaps FC won 3-1 in the only meeting last season, June 10 at BC Place, their second consecutive victory
  • against the Dynamo, both coming at home.
  • The Dynamo have won the only meeting between the teams in Houston, the first encounter ever, April 10, 2011
  • at Robertson Stadium.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. VAN: P3 W1 L2 D0... Martin Rennie vs. HOU: P1 W1 L0 D0

PREGAME READING:


STARTING LINEUP:

Houston Dynamo
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tonight's starting XI: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell (C), Brunner, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Clark; Driver; Bruin, Barnes <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23HOUvVAN">#HOUvVAN</a></p>&mdash; Dynamo Theory (@dynamotheory) <a href="https://twitter.com/dynamotheory/status/315610329344270336">March 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tonight's starting XI: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell (C), Brunner, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Clark; Driver; Bruin, Barnes <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23HOUvVAN">#HOUvVAN</a></p>&mdash; Dynamo Theory (@dynamotheory) <a href="https://twitter.com/dynamotheory/status/315610329344270336">March 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Vancouver Whitecaps

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23VWFC">#VWFC</a> XI: 1.Cannon; 12.Lee, 40.O'Brien, 3.Rusin, 4.Rochat; 13.Reo-Coker © , 27.Davidson; 19.Hurtado, 28.Koffie, 14.Kobayashi; 11.Mattocks</p>&mdash; Whitecaps In Match (@WhitecapsMatch) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhitecapsMatch/status/315604532040192000">March 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>