Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union

Dynamo, Union battle in first leg of Eastern Conference semifinal series

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Courtesy of Philadelphia Union

The Basics
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union
Sunday, October 30, 4 p.m. CT
PPL Park, Chester, PA

All-time series: Union lead 2-0-2 (this is the first postseason meeting between the two clubs)

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KPRC 950 - 3:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 3:30
ESPN 2 - 4 p.m.
ESPN Deportes - 4 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo open the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs on the road on Sunday, taking on second-year club Philadelphia. The teams were separated by one point during the regular season, with Houston edging the Union for second place despite Philadelphia’s 1-0-1 record in the season series. The Dynamo have tied 1-1 in both matches at PPL Park, one on October 2, 2010 and one on August 6, 2011.

REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. SAR (bench): C.J. Morgante; JAR (opposite): Corey Rockwell; 4th: Jasen Anno

INJURY REPORT (as of Friday, October 28): HOUSTON DYNAMO – OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip) ... PHILADELPHIA UNION – OUT: GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (R hamstring strain); MF Justin Mapp (L quad strain)ankle sprain)

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