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Game Thread: Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls

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Another week a crucial game for the Dynamo.

Trask Smith

The Basics

New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo

Saturday, September 4, 5pmCT

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Broadcast

NBC Sports Network

The game can be heard at www.HoustonDynamo.com and 850 AM (Spanish)

Preview

A huge match for a pair of teams aiming to stay in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase is ahead on
Saturday evening when the New York Red Bulls take on the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena before an NBC Sports
Network audience. The Red Bulls return home still clinging to fifth place and the final playoff position in the East,
following their 4-0 defeat at the LA Galaxy last weekend. The Dynamo remained alive in the playoff hunt, a further five
points back of the Red Bulls, their undefeated streak at five games following a 2-0 home win vs. the Chicago Fire.

REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. AR1 (bench): Peter Manikowski; AR2 (opposite): Kermit Quisenberry; 4th: Silviu Petrescu
MLS Career: 171 games; FC/gm: 23.4; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 33; pens: 50

SUSPENDED: NY: Jamison Olave (caution accumulation; through Oct. 5)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NY: Armando, Tim Cahill ... HOU: Ricardo Clark, Kofi Sarkodie
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NY: Thierry Henry, Luis Robles, Ibrahim Sekagya ... HOU: Will Bruin,
Boniek Garcia, David Horst
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, Oct. 2)

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

Lineups

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Red Bulls 9 wins, 32 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 19 goals ... Ties 8
AT NEW YORK (10 meetings): Red Bulls 7 wins, 18 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 3