Match Preview: Dynamo vs. D.C. United

Houston heads to nation's capital for matchup with DCU

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

All-time series: Dynamo lead 7-3-2 (United lead 3-2-1 at RFK Stadium)

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KPRC Local 2 - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 12/HD 612; AT&T Uverse: 2/HD 1002; DirecTV: 2; Dish: SD 2)
KBME 790 - 6 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 6 p.m. 

PREVIEW
Riding their longest unbeaten streak in three years, D.C. United return to RFK Stadium on Saturday evening to take on the Houston Dynamo. United are coming off an impressive 4-1 victory against the New York Red Bulls last Sunday, extending their undefeated run to six games. The Dynamo are on the sixth game of their season-opening road swing, playing to a 2-2 draw last weekend at the Columbus Crew.

REFEREE 
Juan Guzman. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic MLS Career: 10 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 6; pens: 2

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, April 24)
D.C. UNITED – OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain) ... HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): United 3 wins, 12 goals ... Dynamo 7 wins, 20 goals ... Ties 2
AT RFK (6 meetings): United 3 wins, 8 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals ... Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 5/12: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 3:30 p.m. CT (NBC SN); 7/15: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 8 p.m. CT (Galavision)

LAST YEAR (MLS)

  • 4/29: HOU 4, DC 1 (Bruin 4, 41, 57; Weaver 62 – Burch 39) 6/25: DC 2, HOU 2 (Pontius 31; Davies 73 – Davis 41; Ching 89)
  • The Dynamo haven’t lost to D.C. United since a 1-0 defeat April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo won the next four meetings, including a 4-1 win last year at Robertson Stadium, before the clubs played to a 2-2 draw last June 25 in Washington.
  • The Dynamo have taken points on their last two trips to RFK Stadium.
  • They have also won in a SuperLiga game (2008), as well as MLS Cup 2007.
  • Coaches record: Ben Olsen v HOU: P3 W0 L2 D1 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P17 W8 L5 D4

Dominic Kinnear and Brian Ching discuss Saturday's match vs. D.C. United