With less than an hour before kickoff, lineups have been released for both the Dynamo and the Galaxy. Heading into the match, the only question mark for the Dynamo was the health of forward Calen Carr. Although he was not listed on Friday's injury report, it was not known if he was fit to go a full 90 or if Kinnear would use the energetic Macoumba Kandji to start the match. That question was answered with the release of today's lineup.
GK: Tally Hall
RB: Kofi Sarkodie
CB: Bobby Boswell
CB: Jermaine Taylor
LB: Corey Ashe
RM: Boniek Garcia
CM: Adam Moffat
CM: Ricardo Clark
LM: Brad Davis (C)
FW: Will Bruin
FW: Calen Carr
With Carr back in the lineup, Kinnear has chosen to go back to the 4-4-2 formation that has worked so well for him throughout his coaching career. Here are the Dynamo's available subs:
GK: Tyler Deric
DF: Andre Hainault
MF: Giles Barnes
MF: Luiz Camargo
FW: Mac Kandji
FW: Cam Weaver
FW: Brian Ching
Today's Galaxy starting lineup is:
Josh Saunders; Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Tommy Meyer, Todd Dunivant; Christian Wilhelmsson, David Beckham, Juninho, Mike Magee; Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane.
Their available subs are:
Brian Perk, Marcelo Sarvas, Michael Stephens, AJ DeLaGarza, Edson Buddle, Pat Noonan, Bryan Gaul
Today's match can be seen nationally on ESPN and TeleFutura. It can also be heard locally on KPRC 950 with an extended postgame call-in show to follow.
Be sure to follow @DynamoMatchday for in-game updates as well as @HoustonDynamo for behind-the-scenes content.
A year after finishing as the runner-up for the MLS MVP award, Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis finished fourth in this year's voting. San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski won the league's top honor in a landslide, garnering a combined percentage of 259.07% of the votes. That number is out of 300% when you add the percentage of votes that came from the clubs, players and media. Davis finished behind Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry and Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi.
|PLAYER||% Club Votes||% Media Votes||% Player Votes||WEIGHTED TOTAL|
|1. Chris Wondolowski (SJ)||91.23||96.97||70.83||259.03|
|2. Thierry Henry (NY)||0||3.03||11.46||14.49|
|3. Graham Zusi (SKC)||3.51||0||3.13||6.64|
|4. Brad Davis (HOU)||3.51||0||0||3.51|
He only joined the team in June, but that didn't stop Boniek Garcia from having a huge impact on the Houston Dynamo. Garcia was rewarded for his play Tuesday night, when he was named the 2012 Houston Dynamo Newcomer of the Year as well as the 2012 Houston Dynamo Player's MVP. The Players' MVP award was created this year to honor the Dynamo player who had the biggest impact on his club, as voted on by his teammates.
Although Garcia was not a finalist for any league-wide awards, he is s semifinals for FutbolMLS.com's Latino del Año. Click here to vote for Garcia!
For the third time in five seasons, Bobby Boswell was voted the Houston Dynamo Defender of the Year but the media. Boswell helped the Dynamo record 12 shutouts while playing in 33 regular season games, a high for Dynamo field players. The veteran center back helped stabilize a backline that saw the transfer of U.S. men's national team center back Geoff Cameron to Stoke City in the summer. Although Boswell has been a rock for Houston all season, he will be most remembered for this play against D.C. United: