MLS Regular Season
D.C. United will be aiming to avoid a history-making campaign when they face a Houston Dynamo side fighting for its playoff life as the Eastern Conference clubs meet Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium. United need a win to ensure they will not end a season with the fewest victories in MLS history, coming off a 1-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City last week. The Dynamo need a victory if they are to return to the MLS Cup Playoffs after back-to-back MLS Cup Final appearances, after their 3-0 home loss to New York last weekend.
Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United
Sunday, October 27, 12:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
It all began with a win over D.C. United, 240 days and 42 games ago. Another victory over D.C. on Sunday and the Dynamo know that a long campaign will be extended for at least a few days more.
Entering the final weekend of the MLS regular season the Dynamo were aware that to reach the playoffs they would need a result against D.C. (12:30 p.m. CT; NBC) and for one of the three Eastern Conference clubs immediately above them to slip up.
CONCACAF? Steph is leaving it behind in a glass case of emotion. Move on too with a fresh episode of The Pulp, where we explain the final MLS Playoff scenarios for the Dynamo.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will look ahead to the final weekend in the MLS regular season and the Dynamo's crucial match at D.C. United.
Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!
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.
One year after ending DC United's season, Houston Dynamo face motivated side in all-important finale
Eleven months ago, the Houston Dynamo took center stage at RFK Stadium and celebrated an Eastern Conference Championship and, by extension, ended D.C. United’s season. As the club ventures back to RFK on Sunday with their playoff lives on the line (12:30 p.m. CT; NBC), they know the team lining up across from them would like nothing more than to return the favor.
One thing is for sure—if the Dynamo lose on Sunday in their regular season finale, they are done for the year. But beyond that, there are enough permutations to give a math professor a headache. While Houston need to take care of business at RFK Stadium, they are also relying on a little help from others to make the playoffs. Here's our guide to the matches that matter.
D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo, 12:30 p.m. Sunday (NBC)
Do or die match against Árabe Unido prepares Houston Dynamo for similar situation against D.C. United
A century ago the United States completed the Panama Canal, a miracle of engineering that is still one of the most important shipping lanes in the world.
Tonight the Dynamo play the club from the city at the canal's northern entrance. Like the vessels just a couple of miles from Colon, the team is seeking safe passage, a straightforward way through on a long and difficult journey.
Steph is back to preview a "Do or Die-namo" week for our MLS Cup Playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League hopes. Cameos include Darth Vader and Van Halen's "Panama".