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The last of a three game away series the Dynamo look to gain momentum from last weekends tie against Philly.

With red cards and injuries Dynamo will have to dig deep to get three points.
With red cards and injuries Dynamo will have to dig deep to get three points.
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The Basics:

Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30CT

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Broadcast:

CSN Houston Plus (6:00 p.m. pregame)

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM (Spanish)

Preview:

Two teams that met in a pulsating MLS Cup Playoffs series a year ago meet for the first time this season when the New York Red Bulls play host to the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo ended the season for the Supporters' Shield holders last year, with a 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena following a 2-2 home draw. The Red Bulls come into the match after having ended their six-game winless run to start the season last week with a 2-1 win against Philadelphia, while the Dynamo saw their winless streak extended to four game following a scoreless draw at Philadelphia.

REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. AR1 (bench): Greg Barkey; AR2 (opposite): Mark Cahen; 4th: Robert Sibiga MLS Career: 160 games; FC/gm: 23.9; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 32; pens: 46

SUSPENDED: NY: Ibrahim Sekagya (through April 23)

WARNINGS:

SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NY: Armando

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

SUSPENDED: Kofi Sarkodie -- Red card suspension

New York:

OUT: Andre Akpan -- L hamstring strain; Bobby Convey -- hamstring strain; Richard Eckersley -- R ankle sprain; Marius Obekop -- hamstring strain

QUESTIONABLE: Tim Cahill -- hamstring strain

SUSPENDED: Ibrahim Sekagya -- Red card suspension

HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (18 meetings): Red Bulls 8 wins, 26 goals Dynamo 3 wins, 17 goals Ties 7 AT NEW YORK (9 meetings): Red Bulls 6 wins, 14 goals Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals Ties 3