The Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy will play Sunday night in a rematch of the previous two MLS Cup finals. The Dynamo are 6-6-4 all-time vs. the Galaxy with a 2-3-2 regular season record vs. LA at The Home Depot Center. The Dynamo won the regular season series last year, defeating the Galaxy 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 26, but the Galaxy got the last laugh, winning MLS Cup 3-1 in front of their home side on December 1.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell (C), Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Driver; Barnes, Bruin.
Subs: Marscheider, Chabala, Brunner, Camargo, Dixon, Johnson, Ching
Galaxy: Cudicini; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Cochrane; Donovan (C), Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; Villarreal, Rugg.
Subs: Rowe, Leonardo, Meyer, Garcia, Jimenez, Stephens, Zardes.
Dynamo broadcast Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.
Guests for the show include Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, team president Chris Canetti, forward Will Bruin and more.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
Following last week's tough 1-1 draw against Colorado to stretch their home unbeaten run to 36 games, the Dynamo hit the road to face their foil in the last two MLS Cup Finals: the LA Galaxy. In This Week, we take a look at some of the major talking points ahead of Sunday's match.
You can watch the Dynamo take on the Galaxy this Sunday at 10 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Watch the Dynamo Girls perform "Right Now" at halftime of the Houston Dynamo's April 28 match vs. the Colorado Rapids.
Did you miss last Sunday's 1-1 draw vs the Rapids at BBVA Compass Stadium? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out this two-minute piece taking you from the concourse to the stands to the pitch on another historic afternoon in Houston.
Stoke City Football Club was founded in 1863 and is the oldest soccer club in the English Premier League and the second oldest professional club in the world (only Notts County, 1862, is older). With the Dynamo set to face Stoke City on July 24, here is a look back at what was happening in the world 150 years ago.
Key world events in 1863:
- January: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln
- January: Workers began construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States
- January: The first section of the London Undergound subway system (Paddington to Farrington Street) opened
- June: The Arts Club was founded in London by Charles Dickens and Frederic Leighton
- October: President Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving to be celebrated the final Thursday in November
- October: The Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail Road opens in Brooklyn, the oldest route in the New York subway system
- October: Steamed locomotives were introduced in North Wales.
- October: The Football Association is formed in London as the governing body of English Football (soccer) and the first FA in the world
- November: President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address
- December: The Laws of the Game are approved at a meeting of the FA, creating “Association Football”, including field dimensions, goal size, and other basic rules
- December: 11 days later, the first soccer game is played in London under the new Football Association rules, ending in a goalless draw
Other 1863 notes:
- In 1863, a postage stamp cost two cents
- The U.S. was comprised of 36 states by the end of 1863
- Sam Houston and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died
- William Randolph Hearst and Henry Ford were born
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis. The Dynamo broadcaster will chat with Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis and forward Giles Barnes as well as Mexican national team head coach Chepo de la Torre, LA Galaxy analyst Cobi Jones and former Dynamo and current Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron.
Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.
The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.