Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers

Familiar faces return to Houston as Dynamo battle Timbers

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Photo Credit: 
Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Timbers

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers, presented by Conn's
Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time series: Dynamo lead 2-0-0 (Dynamo lead 1-0-0 at home)

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KBME 790 - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m.
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 7:30 p.m. (Comcast: 110; AT&T U-Verse:  SD= 692  HD=1692; DirecTV: SD=680 / HD=680-1; Dish Network:SD=443 / HD=9581)

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo home faithful don’t have to wait long for a second match at BBVA Compass Stadium, when their club plays host to the Portland Timbers on Tuesday night. The Dynamo made the grand opening of their new ground one to remember, a 1-0 win against D.C. United on Saturday afternoon. The Timbers return to action after a 10-day layoff, their last action a scoreless draw at home with the Columbus Crew.

REFEREE 
Chris Penso. SAR (bench): Chris Strickland; JAR (opposite): Eric Proctor; 4th: Jorge Luna Hernandez MLS Career: 18 games; FC/gm: 22.7; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 5; pens: 10

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Friday, May 11)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation) ... PORTLAND TIMBERS – OUT: DF Steve Purdy (concussion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Charles Renken (R ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Eric Brunner (L hip flexor strain); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (2 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals ... Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 0
  • AT HOUSTON (1 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 2 goals ... Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal ... Ties 0
  • LAST YEAR 8/14: HOU 2, POR 1 (Moffat 17; Ching 27 – Jewsbury 56) 10/14: POR 0, HOU 2 (Hainault 36; Cruz 59)
  • This is the only league meeting between the clubs this season. Dynamo won both league meetings a year ago, a 2-1 triumph at Robertson Stadium and a 2-0 win at Jeld-Wen Field.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. POR: P2 W2 L0 D0 ... John Spencer v HOU: P2 W0 L2 D0

Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear and goalkeeper Tally Hall discuss Tuesday's match