Major League Soccer
The Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union meet in a key clash in the Eastern Conference on Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo are looking to put a stop to a seven-game winless run, dropping a 2-0 decision to the New York Red Bulls, as they aim to maintain their spot in the playoff placings. Union are four points ahead of the Dynamo in the East, following their last-gasp 2-2 draw at Real Salt Lake at midweek.
Dynamo: Hall; Creavalle, Boswell, Brunner, Taylor; Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Driver; Barnes, Cummings
Subs: Deric, Weaver, Dixon, Johnson, Ownby, Salazar, Chabala
Philadelphia Union: MacMatch; Gaddis, Parke, Williams, Okugo; Hoppenot, Fernandes, Le Toux, Carroll; Wheeler, Casey
Subs: Konopka, Anding, Torres, McLaughlin, Albright, Hernandez, Kassel
Cam Weaver, Tally Hall and Dominic Kinnear preview Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union.
On Saturday at 8 p.m., the Dynamo take on the Philadelphia Union for Armed Forces Appreciation Night, presented by Budweiser. Get up to speed on everything to watch for with this edition of This Week.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's match, including a special ticket package for Brad and Tally's Banded Brigade, which provides tickets to members of the armed forces and their families.
CSN Houston's Sara Eckert sits down with Dynamo midfielder to discuss his off the field activities, which include stepping back onto the field to help coach his son's youth soccer team. That and more in this episode of Kickin' It, presented by BMC Software.
Tally Hall, Bill Hamid and Jon Busch battled for last week's Save of the Week award – though Luis Robles won it in the end – and they're back at it again thanks to another round of excellent stops.
They're also joined by two other top-notch contenders from the Columbus Crew's Andy Gruenebaum and veteran Real Salt Lake netminder Nick Rimando.
That's a fearsome array of saves to pick from, but if you're torn, don't worry – you've got a few days to make your pick.
Cast your vote in the poll at right. Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursday.
Check out complete Save of the Week coverage — including a full archive of 2013 winners.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis. The Dynamo broadcaster will talk Dynamo, MLS, international soccer and more!
Guests for tonight include Dominic Kinnear and Alexi Lalas.
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.
Dynamo radio play-by-play man Matt Pedersen is filling in for Glenn Davis 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.
Matt will talk all things Dynamo with CSN Houston's Sebastian Salazar and Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall. He'll also talk with Dynamo director of youth development James Clarkson and Dynamo Academy U-16 forward Elo Ozumba about the U-16s' advancement to Academy Finals Week here in Houston.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
A key match in the Eastern Conference is ahead on Sunday afternoon when the New York Red Bulls play host to the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena before an ESPN2 audience. The teams both still currently sit in playoff positions, separated by two points in the conference standings. The Red Bulls are coming off back-to-back losses, last a 3-0 defeat at Philadelphia Union. The Dynamo are riding a six-game winless streak of their own, following a scoreless draw at home with Toronto FC a week ago.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Clark, Driver; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Brunner, Chabala, Dixon, Ching, Weaver, Cummings
New York Red Bulls: Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Lade; Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Espindola, Henry
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Juninho, Bover, Luyindula, Akpan