Match Preview: Dynamo vs. D.C. United

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United
Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Dynamo lead 6-3-4

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Galavision - 8 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7:30 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo and D.C. United meet for the third time this season when the clubs clash Sunday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo are coming back-to-back scoreless draws, last a 0-0 result with Sporting Kansas City on the road last weekend. United return to action after a week off, last recording a 3-0 home win vs. the Montréal Impact. The teams have split their two meetings this season after opening BBVA Compass in May.

REFEREE 
Jasen Anno. SAR (bench): Adam Garner; JAR (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Ismail Elfath MLS Career: 31 games; FC/gm: 22.8; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 19; pens: 8

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Friday, June 29)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- PROBABLE: MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L adductor strain) ... D.C. UNITED – OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: None

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Dynamo 8 wins, 23 goals ... United 4 wins, 15 goals ... Ties 2
  • AT HOUSTON (7 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 13 goals ... United 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 1
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Maicon Santos scored twice as United won 3-2, April 28 at RFK Stadium, while a Brad Davis was the winner as the Dynamo won 1-0 in the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12.
  • United have never won in Houston, in seven all-time visits. The Dynamo have a four-game home winning streak alive vs. D.C. United.
  • United’s win in the first meeting this year was their first since a 1-0 triumph April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo had four of the previous five meetings, with one draw.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P19 W9 L6 D4 ... Ben Olsen v HOU: P5 W1 L3 D1
  • LAST MEETING (MLS) 5/12: HOU 1, DC 0 (Davis 67)
  • The opening of the newest MLS palace needed a touch of magic, and it came from Brad Davis. His left-footed blast from the center of the field, from all of 35 yards out, curled off the outstretched hand of D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid and into the net for the 67th-minute winner.
  • HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor - Calen Carr (Colin Clark 71), Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 66), Brad Davis - Will Bruin, Brian Ching (Macoumba Kandji 84).
  • D.C. UNITED (4-3-1-2): Bill Hamid - Robbie Russell, Daniel Woolard, Brandon McDonald, Chris Korb - Danny Cruz, Perry Kitchen (Stephen King 28), Andy Najar - Dwayne De Rosario - Maicon Santos (Josh Wolff 68), Chris Pontius (Hamdi Salihi 57).