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It's Texas Derby time and El Capitan is on the line.

Bob Levey

The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas

Saturday, April 5, 7:00pm CT

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

Broadcast Information

CSN Houston Plus (6:30 p.m. pregame) Channel 110, 710 HD

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

Preview

Saturday is the lone edition of the Texas Derby in 2014 and the winner will retain El Capitán, the howitzer cannon awarded to the season series winner.

The Dynamo are 9-4-7 all-time in regular season games against FC Dallas and have won the season series in five of eight seasons. Houston is 6-1-3 in home games against Dallas, including a 2-1 win in June 2012 in the lone encounter at BBVA Compass Stadium. FC Dallas ended Houston's two-year hold of the cannon with a 3-2 win at Toyota Stadium last March.

Referees

REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar. AR1 (bench): Peter Manikowski; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Mark Kadlecik MLS Career: 182 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 51; pens: 63

Injury Report

Dynamo:

OUT: Eric Brunner - R ankle sprain

FC Dallas:

QUESTIONABLE - George John - R knee; Andres Escobar - lower back

Head To Head

  • ALL TIME (20 meetings) Dynamo 9 wins, 30 goals...FC Dallas 4 wins, 22 goals, 7 ties
  • AT HOUSTON Dynamo 6 wins, 17 goals...FC Dallas 1 win, 12 goals... 3 ties
  • This is the only match between the two teams this season.