D.C. United will be aiming to avoid a history-making campaign when they face a Houston Dynamo side fighting for its playoff life as the Eastern Conference clubs meet Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium. United need a win to ensure they will not end a season with the fewest victories in MLS history, coming off a 1-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City last week. The Dynamo need a victory if they are to return to the MLS Cup Playoffs after back-to-back MLS Cup Final appearances, after their 3-0 home loss to New York last weekend.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, López, Carrasco, Chabala, Weaver, Cummings, Driver
D.C. United: Hamid; Korb, Riley, Woolard, Iapichino; Porter, Silva, Jeffrey, Pontius; De Rosario, Doyle
Subs: Willis, Dykstra, Shanosky, Martin, DeLeon, Nyassi, Pajoy
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The Houston Dynamo will try to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League for the second consecutive year and the third time in the last six years on Thursday night when they travel to Panama to face second-place Árabe Unido in the final Group 1 match. Houston (2-0-1, 7 pts) can advance to the quarterfinals with a win or a tie, while Árabe Unido (2-1-0, 6 pts) need a win to advance.
TV: FOX Soccer Plus / Univision Deportes
Dynamo: Tyler Deric; Michael Chabala, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner; Andrew Driver, Servando Carrasco, Alexander Lopez; Omar Cummings, Jason Johnson, Cam Weaver
Subs: Tally Hall, Calen Carr, Warren Creavalle, Will Bruin, Anthony Arena, Giles Barnes, Corey Ashe
Árabe Unido: Miguel Lloyd; Rigoberto Nino, Harold Cummings, Jose Gonzalez, Luis Fraiz; Humberto Ward, Orlando Rodriguez, Paul Roderick, Abdiel Macea; Angel Patrick, Fidel Caesar
Subs: Alexander Andreve, Felix Gondola, Enrico Small, Abdiel Arroyo, Reynaldo Anderson, Alejandro Velez, Joseph Cox