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The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew

Saturday, September 13 7:30pm CT

BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

Broadcast

CSN Houston Plus (7 p.m. pregame) Channel 110 (710HD)

Telemundo Houston (tape delay, 11 p.m. broadcast)

Listen on SiriusXM FC (channel 94), HoustonDynamo.com, 850 AM (Spanish).

Preview

The Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew meet for a third time this season in a vitally important match for both clubs
when they face off Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo have won two games in a row to pull to
within five points of fifth place and the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference, following their 3-2 home win
against the Montréal Impact last weekend. The Crew hit the road after winning a third game in a row on their home
ground, holding down the final postseason place following their 3-0 win against Chivas USA last Sunday.


REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar. AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Mark Cahen; 4th: Armando Villarreal
MLS Career: 191 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 56; pens: 68


SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: HOU: Ricardo Clark
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Will Bruin ... CLB: Bernardo Anor, Federico Higuain, Waylon
Francis
DISABLED LIST: CLB: Matthew Wiet; Josh Williams; Kingsley Baiden (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, Sept. 11)

Dynamo:
OUT: Tony Cascio - R knee surgery; Mark Sherrod - L knee ACL tear; Tally Hall - R knee ACL tear; Will Bruin - R mid foot sprain; Jermaine Taylor - concussion
QUESTIONABLE: None.

Columbus:
OUT: Adam Bedell - post appendectomy; Matt Wiet -- post L ACL reconstruction; Josh Williams - post R first rib resection; Kingsley "Fifi" Baiden - post L hip labral repair
QUESTIONABLE: Romain Gall - concussion; Federico Higuain - R hamstring strain; Daniel Paladini - L hip flexor strain

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (19 meetings): Dynamo 4 wins, 20 goals ... Crew 5 wins, 26 goals ... Ties 9
AT HOUSTON (9 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 11 goals ... Crew 1 win, 8 goals ... Ties 5