Full Name: W Connection Football Club
Location: Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
League: TT Pro League
Championships: TT Pro League (4); FA Trophy (3); First Citizens Cup (6); CFU Club Championships (3)
CONCACAF History: 5 appearances; 2002 First Round, 2003 First Round, 2007 Quarterfinals (first round of competition), 2009-10 Group Stage, 2012-13 Group Stage
How they qualified: Group 1 winners in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship (Two group winners and one playoff winner enter Champions League)
Record vs. Dynamo: This will be the first meeting of the two clubs, and the first Caribbean team the Dynamo have faced in the competition. W Connection have faced MLS sides twice in CONCACAF play, losing 3-0 on aggregate to Kansas City in the first round of the 2002 tournament and defeating the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on aggregate in the 2009-10 preliminary stage.
Full name: Club Deportivo Árabe Unido
Location: Colón, Panama
Stadium: Estadio Armando Dely Valdés
League: Liga Panameña de Fútbol (Panamanian Football League)
Championships: 12 (2 LINFUNA, 7 ANAPROF, 3 LPF)*
CONCACAF History: 4 appearances; 1996 Qualifying Stage, 2003 First Round, 2009-10 Quarterfinals, 2010-11 Group Stage
How they qualified: 2012 LPF Apertura Champions
Record vs. Dynamo: 0-1-1; The Dynamo faced DAU in the group stages of the 2009-10 Champions League. The first match, a 1-1 draw in Panama, was marred by five red cards and two power outages. The return leg in Houston was much kinder to the Dynamo, as they powered to a 5-1 victory. It wasn't enough for the Dynamo, however, as Árabe Unido advanced out of the group stage along with Mexican club Pachuca.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis. The Dynamo broadcaster will chat with Houston Chronicle sports editor Nick Matthews about how soccer is covered in Houston, as well as interviews with Dynamo coach Tim Hanley, U.S. National Team and Dynamo players.
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.
Catch the best Dynamo moments from the month of May with this feature from Dynamo TV!
Check out the nominees for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week for Week 14 of the 2013 regular season! Warren Creavalle's volley against the Columbus Crew is up for the weekly award, and it's up to you to #freewarren and show MLS who's best.
Cast your ballot before voting ends for your favorite Goal of the Week! The winner is determined by the total number of votes cast online and in text voting and is announced on Fridays.
Vote online or text goal code to 22442.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursdays. For complete coverage of the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week — including an archive of all of this season's winners — click here.
Former Dynamo player and current analyst Eddie Robinson joined John Harris of Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 in the War Room earlier today to discuss the Dynamo's road trip to Columbus this past weekend. Of course, other topics arise, from U.S. Open Cup to player superstitions, so listen in to the full interview!
Hall scrambles to stop Arrieta
Hall double save on Higuain and Arrieta
The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo renew acquaintances when the two Eastern Conference clubs meet for the first time this season at Crew Stadium on Saturday evening. The Crew are coming off an undefeated two-game road swing, following a 2-2 draw in New York, then advanced in the U.S. Open Cup following a midweek victory. The Dynamo ended a two-game losing slide with a 1-1 draw at Sporting KC last weekend, then also advanced in the Open Cup with a midweek home victory.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Clark, Brunner, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Barnes; Johnson, Bruin, Driver
Subs: Ching, Chabala, Camargo, Arena, Ownby, Dixon
Columbus Crew: Gruenebaum; Barson, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Tchani, Sanchez, Meram; Higuain, Arrieta
Subs: Lampson, George, Warzycha, O'Rourke, Speas, Finlay, Schoenfeld