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Game Thread: Houston Dynamo vs DC United

DC United have never won a game in Houston while Houston need this game to stay in the playoff chase.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs DC United

Sunday, October 12, 2pm CT

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston TX


CSN Houston (1:30 p.m pregame)

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM, SiriusXM FC (channel 94) and 850 AM (Spanish)


The Houston Dynamo will be fighting for their playoff lives when they play host to D.C. United on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo return home sitting four points out of fifth place in the Eastern Conference and the final playoff position, following their 1-0 win at Toronto FC at midweek. United last week clinched their place in the MLS Cup Playoffs with their scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City at RFK Stadium, and are looking to wrap up the top seed in the division.

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Chris Strickland; 4th: Kevin Terry Jr. MLS Career: 38 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 11; pens: 11

SUSPENDED: HOU: A.J. Cochran (through Oct. 12)


SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: HOU: Ricardo Clark, Boniek Garcia ... DC: Davy Arnaud, Fabian Espindola

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Will Bruin, Giles Barnes, David Horst, Kofi Sarkodie ...DC: Lewis Neal, Chris Korb, Nick DeLeon


INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: HOU: Boniek García, Luis Garrido (Honduras, vs. Mexico, Oct. 9; vs. USA, Oct. 14); Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica, vs. Japan, Oct. 10) ... DC: Bill Hamid (USA, vs. Ecuador, Oct. 10)


ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Dynamo 13 wins, 36 goals ... United 5 wins, 18 goals ... Ties 2

AT HOUSTON (10 meetings): Dynamo 9 wins, 20 goals ... United 0 wins, 4 goals ...Ties 1

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Friday, Oct. 10)

Dynamo: OUT: Mark Sherrod - L knee ACL; Tally Hall - R knee ACL;   QUESTIONABLEWill Bruin - R mid foot sprain

Boniek Garcia (International duty, Honduras); Luis Garrido (International duty, Honduras)

D.C. United:

OUTJeff Parke - L ear surgery; Conor Doyle - L knee surgery; Andrew Dykstra -  L Achilles surgery; Chris Rolfe -  L forearm surgery