Saturday, April 19, 3pm CT
PPL Park, Philadelphia, PA
CSN Houston Plus (2:30 p.m. pregame)
Telemundo Houston (tape delay; 11 p.m.).
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM(Spanish).
A pair of clubs looking to put the skids on winless runs meet in a key Eastern Conference matchup as Philadelphia Union play host to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park. Union saw their winless streak extended to five games, a run of three straight draws put to an end in a 2-1 loss at the New York Red Bulls at midweek. The Dynamo have lost three games in a row, their last match a 2-0 defeat at the New England Revolution last weekend.
REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Kreitzer; 4th: Jose Carlos Rivero MLS Career: 32 games; FC/gm: 23.7; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 13; pens: 10
WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: PHI: Fabinho
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, April 17)
OUT: Eric Brunner- R ankle surgery
DOUBTFUL: Brad Davis - R ankle sprain
QUESTIONABLE: Fred - L quad strain; Danny Cruz - R heel contusion
HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (9 meetings): Union 3 wins, 11 goals ... Dynamo 4 wins, 12 goals ... Ties 2 AT PHILADELPHIA (4 meetings): Union 1 win, 5 goals ... Dynamo 1 win, 4 goals ... Ties 2 RETURN MATCHES: 8/15: Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, 8 p.m. CT; 9/20: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m. ET