Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact

Kickoff set for 6:30 pm CT on FOX Sports Houston and MultiMedios

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Photo Credit: 
Jonathan Kaplan / HoustonDynamo.com

THE BASICS
Montreal Impact vs. Houston Dynamo
Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. CT
Stade Saputo, Montreal, Canada
All-time series: First meeting

BROADCAST INFORMATION
La Ranchera 850 - 6 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 6:30 p.m.
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 6:30 p.m. (Comcast=110; AT&T U-Verse SD=692 HD=1692; DirecTV SD=678 HD=678-1; Dish SD=443 HD=9581)
*The game will also air on regular FOX Sports Houston following the conclusion of the Astros postgame show.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo visit Saputo Stadium for their first‐ever meeting with the Montreal Impact on Saturday. The Dynamo erased a 3‐1 deficit with two second‐half goals from Will Bruin to earn a 3‐3 home draw with Toronto FC on Wednesday. The Impact suffered a 2‐1 defeat at Chivas USA on Wednesday. This is the first of three meetings between Houston and Montreal in 2012, with the Impact visiting Houston on July 21 and Oct. 16. Saturday’s match represents the second of 14 consecutive games for the Dynamo against the Eastern Conference.

REFEREE 
Jose Carlos Rivero. SAR (bench): Chris Strickland; JAR (opposite): Eric Proctor; 4th: Mark Kadlecik MLS Career: 1 game; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 6.0; R: 1; pens: 1

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, June 19)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion); MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); DF Oscar Recio (concussion); PROBABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (R hip flexor strain); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L groin strain) … MONTREAL IMPACT – OUT: DF Hassoun Camara (R hamstring strain); DF Matteo Ferrari (R quad strain); FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee sprain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: None

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • First ever meeting between the two clubs

Brian Ching discusses Saturday's match