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MLS Playoffs

18 November 3:47 pm

The starting lineups are in for the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship. Both squads have a few changes from the first leg due to players returning from injury or players not being able to go because of injury.

Houston Dynamo

Starting Lineup: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, R. Clark, Moffat, Davis (C); Bruin Kandji.
Available subs: Deric, Barnes, Camargo, Ching, Creavalle, Hainault, Weaver.

The big question mark coming into the match was the health of midfielders Ricardo Clark and Adam Moffat. Clark missed the first leg and Moffat was forced out early, but both players trained the past two days and are in Dominic Kinnear's starting XI. Jermaine Taylor is also back for the Dynamo after picking up an injury in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Sporting KC.

D.C. United

Starting Lineup: Hamid; Russell, Jakovic, Dudar, Korb; Boskovic, Kitchen, Saragosa (C), DeLeon; Santos, Pajoy.
Available subs: Willis, McDonald, Woolard, Augusto, De Rosario, Neal, Salihi.

For the home side, all-star midfielder Dwayne De Rosario is still sidelined by injury, but is available off the bench for United. Chris Pontius was another question mark for Ben Olsen's side, but after leaving the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium he has been ruled out for today's match.

Broadcast Coverage

Coverage for today's match begins at 3 pm CT on NBC Sports Network. You can also hear it locally on KPRC 950 and La Ranchera 850. Also, follow along on @DynamoMatchday for in-game updates.

16 November 11:58 am

Who doesn't love a good pump-up video with iconic quotes from sports movies? If Herb Brooks doesn't have you Dreaming, Screaming and Believing until Sunday, I don't know what will. Enjoy!

16 November 11:54 am

Join Matt Pedersen and guests for a special edition of Dynamo All-Access on Tuesday from 8-10 p.m., live from Bar Munich (2616 Louisiana St.). The interview lineup features in-person interviews with Andre Hainault, Corey Ashe and Brad Davis. Call in to the show and offer your opinion on the Dynamo's 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon which sent them to their fourth MLS Cup final in seven seasons.

A huge thanks to Bar Munich for hosting what will be a great event!

16 November 10:41 am

If you aren't excited enough of Sunday's match between the Houston Dynamo and D.C. United, check out this promo from the folks at MLS.

15 November 10:05 am

In the latest edition of March to the Match, the west coast version of ExtraTime Radio, Jonah Freedman, Matt Doyle and Matt Tomaszewicz break down Sunday's second legs in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Hear what the MLS writers have to say about the Dynamo come playoff time.

14 November 1:36 pm

D.C. UNITED -- OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation); QUESTIONABLE: MF Chris Pontius (R groin strain); MF Marcelo Saragosa (R knee pain); DF Brandon McDonald (R calf spasms); PROBABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: MF Adam Moffat (concussion/chest injury); QUESTIONABLE: MF Rico Clark (L adductor strain); FW Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); PROBABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L knee sprain)