The Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew meet for a second time this season in what could be a crucial contest for both clubs when they face off Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo are still holding onto a tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference and the final playoff spot, after a 1-1 home draw with the Chicago Fire last weekend. The Crew find themselves in eighth place in the division after a second successive defeat last weekend, a late 2-1 loss at Toronto FC.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Moffat, Clark, Barnes; Davis, Boniek, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Weaver, Johnson, Creavalle, Brunner, Ching, Cummings
Columbus Crew: Lampson; Williams, O'Rourke, Marshall, Viana; Sánchez, Trapp, Anor; Higuaín ©; Oduro, Arrieta
Subs: Withrow, Barson, George, Finlay, Speas, Meram, Finley
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The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo renew acquaintances when the two Eastern Conference clubs meet for the first time this season at Crew Stadium on Saturday evening. The Crew are coming off an undefeated two-game road swing, following a 2-2 draw in New York, then advanced in the U.S. Open Cup following a midweek victory. The Dynamo ended a two-game losing slide with a 1-1 draw at Sporting KC last weekend, then also advanced in the Open Cup with a midweek home victory.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Clark, Brunner, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Barnes; Johnson, Bruin, Driver
Subs: Ching, Chabala, Camargo, Arena, Ownby, Dixon
Columbus Crew: Gruenebaum; Barson, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Tchani, Sanchez, Meram; Higuain, Arrieta
Subs: Lampson, George, Warzycha, O'Rourke, Speas, Finlay, Schoenfeld