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Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Houston Dynamo come into this match following the bye week after having won their previous two home matches. How will the team fare against the explosive Vancouver Whitecaps on the road? Join us for live updates!

Can Horst and Co keep the shutout streak alive on the road?
Can Horst and Co keep the shutout streak alive on the road?
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. CT
BC Place, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston Plus - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
MLS LIVE - 6:00 p.m.
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)

PREVIEW

A pair of clubs which have gotten off to good starts meet on Saturday afternoon when Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on the Houston Dynamo at BC Place. Whitecaps FC return home off an undefeated road swing, reaching a scoreless draw at the New England Revolution last weekend. The Dynamo return to action and hit the road for the first time after making it two wins from two starts in their last match, a 1-0 home win against the Montréal Impact.

REFEREES

REFEREE: Kevin Stott. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Felisha Mariscal; 4th: Younes Marrakchi
MLS Career: 244 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 60; pens: 55

INJURY REPORT, PRESENTED BY HOUSTON METHODIST

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Eric Brunner – Right ankle sprain

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS -- OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy – L knee; Nigel Reo-Coker – concussion

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 6 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 6 goals … Ties 0
  • AT VANCOUVER (2 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 4 goals … Dynamo 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 0
  • RETURN MATCHES: None.
  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • In four meetings all-time between the clubs, the home team has won each. Whitecaps FC won 3-1 at BC Place in 2012, the last meeting in Vancouver; the Dynamo took a 2-1 win at BBVA Compass Stadium last year.
  • Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. HOU: first game … Dominic Kinnear vs. VAN: P4 W2 L2 T0