The Houston Dynamo (14‐11‐9/51 points/No. 4 seed) host the Montreal Impact (14‐13‐7/49 points/No. 5 seed) on Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Knockout Round. The Dynamo clinched the fourth seed in the East and a place in the playoffs with a 2‐1 win at D.C. United on Sunday. The Impact fell at Toronto FC 1‐0 on Saturday but qualified for the playoffs for the first time after entering MLS in 2012. The Dynamo and Impact will play for the fourth time this season after three encounters in the regular season. The winner of Thursday’s game will advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals and host the New York Red Bulls on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, López, Carrasco, Chabala, Weaver, Cummings, Driver
Montreal Impact: Perkins; Rivas, Brovsky, Ferrari ©, Camara; Pisanu, Bernadello, Warner, Mapp; Wenger, Di Vaio
Subs: Bush, Bernier, Le, Martin, DeLeon, Nyassi, Pajoy
It's playoff time in Houston, and with the Dynamo's Eastern Conference Knockout Round match against the Montreal Impact at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, we've got you covered on how to make sure you don't miss a second of it.
- BBVA Compass Stadium: The best way to catch the game is to be at the game, obviously. Tickets are still available here, including our popular Beer Garden and McDonald's 4-Pack options. We'll even have trick-or-treating and costume contests going on for your Halloween enjoyment. (If you're worried about the weather, forecasts have the skies clearing up before kickoff!)
- CSN Houston: Join Glenn Davis, Eddie Robinson and Sebastian Salazar for this all-important, do-or-die matchup on the official home of the Houston Dynamo.
- NBC Sports Network: Don't get CSN? NBC Sports Network is simulcasting the broadcast throughout the nation with no blackout restrictions in the Houston area.
- MLS Live: If you're on the go, the match is also available on MLS Live, again with no blackout restrictions.
There you have it. All of the ways to watch the Dynamo start another run at the MLS Cup.
This Week, the Houston Dynamo take on the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets are available for the match (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. CT) by clicking here.
Giles Barnes was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for the third time after his performance vs. D.C. United on Sunday. Here's what the editors had to say:
Came up big for Houston when they needed it most in a must-win game at D.C. United that saw the Dynamo come away 2-1 victors. Drew the penalty for the opener before scoring the winner to cap off a hard-working performance.
Check out the full team here.
Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.
Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo's Eastern Conference Knockout Round match against the Montreal Impact this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium. Glenn will also have interviews with Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, forward Giles Barnes, Montreal midfielder Davy Arnaud and ESPN broadcaster Taylor Twellman.
Listen in as Glenn talks everything Dynamo!
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.