New York Red Bulls
The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) host the New York Red Bulls (No. 1 seed) on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium in the first leg of the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Dynamo advanced to the Semifinals with a 3‐0 win over the Montreal Impact in Thursday’s Knockout Round. The Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield behind a 5‐2 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday. The series is a two‐game, aggregate score series. The club with more total goals from the two games wins the series. The second leg is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT at Red Bull Arena.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, López, Carrasco, Chabala, Weaver, Cummings, Driver
New York Red Bulls: Robles, Holgersson, Olave, Sekagya, Carney; Alexander, McCarty, Luyindula, Steele; Cahill, Henry ©
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Wright-Phillips, Barklage, Sam, Espindola
Eddie Robinson joins John Harris of Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560AM for their weekly Dynamo chat in The War Room.
Harris asked Robinson for his take on the Dynamo and their playoff-clinching 2-1 win over D.C. United this weekend. Robinson also gives his thoughts on how the Dynamo can reach another MLS Cup Final, even with a clash against Supporters' Shield winner, the New York Red Bulls, waiting in the next round for the Men in Orange.
The Houston Dynamo and New York Red Bulls will meet for the second match in little more than a month in a crunch match in the Eastern Conference when the clubs face off Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo can clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs with a win and the right combination of other results, following their scoreless draw at Sporting KC last week. The Red Bulls have already booked their ticket to the postseason – but are now chasing the Supporters’ Shield – coming off a late 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution two weeks ago.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Weaver, Carrasco, López, Brunner, Cummings, Driver
New York Red Bulls: Robles; Holgersson, Olave, Sekagya, Barklage; Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Luyindula, Henry
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Lade, Sam, Akpan, Wright-Phillips
Go behind the scenes at BBVA Compass Stadium of the Dynamo's match vs. the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 8, 2013 in the latest edition of TunnelVision from Dynamo TV.