MLS Regular Season
HOUSTON – Aurelien Collin was not a popular guy in Houston before Sunday night. After his 73rd-minute winner that’s not likely to change.
The Sporting KC center back – who has drawn the ire of several Dynamo players in the past – struck again versus Houston, heading in a goal to earn his team three points and end Houston’s record home unbeaten streak at 36 games in all competitions. Sporting became the first team to win in Houston since June 18, 2011.
Having met in each of the last two seasons in the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City once again renew acquaintances on Sunday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo return home off a two- game winning road swing, without shutouts in both, after a midweek 4-0 win at D.C. United. Sporting hit the road following a second loss in a three-game homestand, a late 1-0 defeat by Seattle Sounders FC. The Dynamo have knocked higher-seeded Sporting out of the postseason in each of the last two seasons.
Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Sunday, May 12, 7 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
Giles Barnes and Ricardo Clark questionable on injury report, presented by The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine
Of all the memories generated during the first year of BBVA Compass Stadium, Adam Moffat provided one of the sweetest.
The midfielder collected the ball in the eighteenth minute, took a touch and crushed a shot past Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen from 30 yards to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead in the first leg of last November’s Eastern Conference playoff semifinal.
Coming off a six-point road trip, the Dynamo will welcome Sporting KC to BBVA Compass Stadium for the first time in 2013. Here are five things you should know ahead of Sunday's match:
1. This will be the first of three regular season meetings in 2013