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Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Kevin Duliba; 4th: Daniel Radford MLS Career: 12 games; FC/gm: 26.2; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 1; pens: 4
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Calen Carr - Left knee; Omar Cummings - Right knee; QUESTIONABLE: Jermaine Taylor - Left shoulder
SPORTING KC -- OUT: Teal Bunbury - Left knee
- ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Sporting 4 wins, 18 goals ... Dynamo 6 wins, 21 goals ... Ties 6
- AT KC (8 meetings): Sporting 2 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 9 goals ... Ties 3
- FUTURE MATCH: 10/9: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. CT
- The teams are meeting for the second time in three weeks. 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.
- It was the first victory for the road team in the series since 2009, and Sporting's second win ever in Houston. A year ago, both league meetings at Sporting Park 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: P9 W3 L2 D4 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. KC: P22 W8 L6 D8