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20 August 6:06 pm

The Houston Dynamo hold high hopes as they open their 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League campaign in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday evening with a Group 1 match against W Connection.

Broadcast Info

TV: FOX Sports 1 (Channel listings)

Starting Lineups

Dynamo: Hall, Sarkodie, Brunner, Taylor, Chabala; Driver, Creavalle, López, Johnson; Ching (C), Weaver
Subs: Marscheider, Moffat, Dixon, Arena, Ownby, Barnes, Boswell

W Connection: Figueroa, Ananias, Frederick, Jones, Viveros, Williams, Arcia, Benjamin, Santos, Williams, Delia
Subs: Archibald, Russell, Spann, Pacheco, Williams, Lozano, Britto

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Play-by-play

19 August 10:07 am

The Dynamo have arrived in Trinidad & Tobago ahead of their CONCACAF Champions League match against W Connection on Tuesday night (7 p.m. CT; Fox Sports 1). Check out the travel roster for the Caribbean trip, and let us know what you think the starting XI wil be Tuesday night!

Goalkeepers: Tally Hall, Erich Marscheider

Defenders: Anthony Arena, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Mike Chabala, Kofi Sarkodie, Jermaine Taylor

Midfielders: Warren Creavalle, Alex Dixon, Andrew Driver, Boniek García, Alexander López, Adam Moffat, Brian Ownby

Forwards: Giles Barnes, Brian Ching, Jason Johnson, Cam Weaver

04 June 5:26 pm

Tyler Deric and Dominic Kinnear share their thoughts on the CONCACAF Champions League draw that grouped the Dynamo with Panamanian side Árabe Unido and W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago for the 2013-14 tournament.

 

04 June 2:42 pm

Full Name: W Connection Football Club

Founded: 1999

Location: Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago

Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium

League: TT Pro League

Championships: TT Pro League (4); FA Trophy (3); First Citizens Cup (6); CFU Club Championships (3)

CONCACAF History: 5 appearances; 2002 First Round, 2003 First Round, 2007 Quarterfinals (first round of competition), 2009-10 Group Stage, 2012-13 Group Stage

How they qualified: Group 1 winners in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship (Two group winners and one playoff winner enter Champions League)

Record vs. Dynamo: This will be the first meeting of the two clubs, and the first Caribbean team the Dynamo have faced in the competition. W Connection have faced MLS sides twice in CONCACAF play, losing 3-0 on aggregate to Kansas City in the first round of the 2002 tournament and defeating the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on aggregate in the 2009-10 preliminary stage.

04 June 12:40 pm

Full name: Club Deportivo Árabe Unido

Founded: 1994

Location: Colón, Panama

Stadium: Estadio Armando Dely Valdés

League: Liga Panameña de Fútbol (Panamanian Football League)

Championships: 12 (2 LINFUNA, 7 ANAPROF, 3 LPF)*

CONCACAF History: 4 appearances; 1996 Qualifying Stage, 2003 First Round, 2009-10 Quarterfinals, 2010-11 Group Stage

How they qualified: 2012 LPF Apertura Champions

Record vs. Dynamo: 0-1-1; The Dynamo faced DAU in the group stages of the 2009-10 Champions League. The first match, a 1-1 draw in Panama, was marred by five red cards and two power outages. The return leg in Houston was much kinder to the Dynamo, as they powered to a 5-1 victory. It wasn't enough for the Dynamo, however, as Árabe Unido advanced out of the group stage along with Mexican club Pachuca.

14 March 9:06 am

Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis and goalkeeper Tally Hall spoke with the media following Houston's 3-0 loss to Santos Laguna in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.

14 March 8:57 am

Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear spoke with the media following Houston's 3-0 loss Wednesday night in leg two of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series with Santos Laguna.