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Live Gamethread: Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo

It's only been three days since their last match, but the Houston Dynamo are at it again, this time in Columbus to take on the Crew. A point puts the Dynamo in fifth, the full three puts them in fourth. This is one of the matches in hand everyone's been so glad to have - can the Dynamo take advantage of it?

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew (DT preview)
Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m. CT
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

CSN Houston - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Mega TV - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)


Jair Marrufo. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Chris Penso MLS Career: 154 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 32; pens: 45


HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Tyler Deric – Right thumb fracture; QUESTIONABLE: Omar Cummings – Left knee MCL sprain; Left knee; Ricardo Clark – Illness

COLUMBUS CREW -- OUT: Eddie Gaven – Left ACL surgery; Glauber – Left ACL surgery; Andy Gruenebaum – Left shoulder weakness; Matias Sanchez – Left calf strain; QUESTIONABLE: Aaron Schoenfeld – Right shoulder sprain; UNAVAILABLE: Federico Higuain (suspension); Danny O’Rourke (suspension)


  • ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Crew 4 wins, 21 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 19 goals ... Ties 9
  • AT COLUMBUS (8 meetings): Crew 3 wins, 13 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 9 goals ... Ties 4
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Brad Davis, Will Bruin and Cam Weaver all scored for the Dynamo in a 3-1 win Aug. 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium; the teams played to a 1-1 draw June 1 in Houston as the Dynamo’s Warren Creavalle and Federico Higuain of Columbus traded goals.
  • The Dynamo win snapped a nine-game Crew unbeaten streak against the Dynamo. Houston had last defeated the Crew on Aug. 2, 2008; the teams had played to four consecutive draws.
  • It also snapped a four-game winless streak at home for the Dynamo vs. the Crew. Columbus had taken points from six of seven visits there all-time; the Dynamo’s only previous home win in the series came in 2008.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. CLB: P20 W5 L6 T9 ... Brian Bliss vs. HOU: first game

Short turnaround for the Dynamo. I know midweek fixtures can be hard, but feel free to stop by and cheer on your Dynamo as they try to make the most of a match in hand.