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Live Gamethread: Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union

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Both teams look to gain ground in the Eastern Conference.

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The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union

Saturday, April 19, 3pm CT

PPL Park, Philadelphia, PA

Broadcast Information

CSN Houston Plus (2:30 p.m. pregame)

Telemundo Houston (tape delay; 11 p.m.).

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM(Spanish).

Preview

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

SUSPENDED: none

WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: PHI: Fabinho

DISABLED LIST: none

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, April 17)

Dynamo:

OUT: Eric Brunner- R ankle surgery

DOUBTFUL: Brad Davis - R ankle sprain

Philadelphia:

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