Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Valencia

MLS meets Liga BBVA in fourth edition of BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Valencia, presented by BBVA Compass
Thursday, May 31, 7:30  p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time series: This is the first meeting between the two clubs

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KBME 790 - 7 p.m.
El Norte 107.9 FM - 7 p.m.
Web stream available on HoustonDynamo.com - 7:15 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo welcome Spanish giants Valencia CF to Houston on Thursday in the fourth edition of the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. It marks the first meeting between the Dynamo and a team from Spain's Liga BBVA. Partial proceeds from the match will benefit Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness and financial literacy.

REFEREE 
Jason Anno. SAR (bench): Adam Garner; JAR (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Hayden Edwards

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, May 29)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: HOU: Geoff Cameron (USA), Andre Hainault (CAN), Je-Vaughn Watson (JAM)

THE OPPONENT

  • Valencia is coming off a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, May 23
  • Aritz Aduriz score the game's lone goal with a right-footed shot at the top of the box past Troy Perkins
  • VCF vs. Portland: GK Alves, D Miguel (Johnson, 46), D Dealbert (Pardo, 46), D Ruiz, D Barragán, M Albelda ©, M Parejo (Costa, 70), M Pablo (Portu, 58), M Carles, F Piatti (Dalmau, 70), F Aduriz (Jonas, 58)

Valencia CF Travel Roster (by position)

Goalkeepers (2): Diego Alves, Vicente Guaita
Defenders (8): Antonio Barragán, Albert Dalmau, Ángel Dealbert, Joel Johnson, Jérémy Mathieu, Miguel, José Pardo, Víctor Ruiz
Midfielders (6): David Albelda, Tino Costa, Carles Gil, Pablo, Daniel Parejo, Portu
Forwards (3): Aritz Aduriz, Jonas, Pablo Piatti

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