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Both teams come to BBVA in need of three points.

Now in orange Dynamo hope Horst can make the difference.
Now in orange Dynamo hope Horst can make the difference.
Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Basics:

Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers

Sunday, April 27, 2pm CT

Broadcast:

CSN Houston Plus

UniMas

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM

Preview:

The Houston Dynamo return home to face the Portland Timbers in a meeting of a pair of clubs desperately seeking victories when the clubs clash Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo saw their winless streak hit five games and their goalless drought pass five hours, following a 4-0 loss at the New York Red Bulls at midweek. The Timbers are still looking for their first victory of 2014 after seven matches, coming off a 1-0 loss at Real Salt Lake.

REFEREE: David Gantar. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Ismail Elfath
MLS Career: 25 games; FC/gm: 25.2; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 9; pens: 1

DISABLED LIST: none
SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: POR: Norbetto Paparetto, Diego Chara
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Friday, April 25)

Dynamo:

OUT: Eric Brunner- R ankle surgery; Ricardo Clark - concussion 

Portland:

OUT: Rodney Wallace - L ACL surgery

QUESTIONABLESteve Zakuani - hamstring

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals ... Timbers 1 win, 3 goals ... Ties 1
AT HOUSTON (2 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 2 goals ... Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 1
LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/6: POR 2, HOU 0 (R. Johnson 55, 73)