Match Preview: Dynamo at FAS

Houston opens group play in CONCACAF Champions League

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at CD FAS
Wednesay, August 22, 9 p.m. CT
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador
This is the first meeting between the clubs

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Fox Soccer - 9 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
Univision Deportes 2 - 9 p.m.
KPRC 950 - 9 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 9 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo begin their 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League campaign on Wednesday at Estadio Cuscatlán, the national stadium of El Salvador, with their opening Group Stage game against C.D. FAS. The Dynamo, which qualified for Champions League by advancing to MLS Cup 2011, open the tournament with a pair of road games – Wednesday at FAS and Aug. 30 at C.D. Olimpia of Honduras – before hosting the final two group games on Sept. 20 (vs. FAS) and Oct. 23 (vs. Olimpia). Wednesday’s game comes during a stretch of three games in seven days and six games in 19 days for the Dynamo, as they balance their push for the MLS playoffs with Champions League group play.     

REFEREE 
Marcos Brea. AR1 (bench): Hiran Dopico; AR2 (opposite): Jose Rodrigues; 4th: David Rubalcaba

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, August 21)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness); QUESTIONABLE: MF Ricardo Clark (L ankle sprain)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • This is the first meeting between the two clubs
  • The Dynamo are 3-1-1 all-time vs. clubs from El Salvador
  • The Dynamo are 0-1-1 in El Salvador
  • The Dynamo are 0-0-1 playing at Estadio Cuscatlán (1-1 draw vs. Luis Angel Firpo)
  • FAS has never played a team from the United States

LAST MATCH

  • The Dynamo are coming off a 2-2 draw at home to the Columbus Crew on Aug. 19
  • Brad Davis put the Dynamo ahead in the first half and Adam Moffat scored in the 82nd minute to give Houston a point and extend their home unbeaten streak to 20 games.
  • Lineup:  Tally Hall; Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe (Cam Weaver 76); Boniek Garcia, Adam Moffat, Brad Davis; Calen Carr, Will Bruin (Brian Ching 76), Macoumba Kandji (Ricardo Clark 63).
  • FAS lost their first CCL group stage match to Olimpia 3-0 on August 2.
  • Nestor Renderos picked up a red card in the 69th minute.
  • Lineup: Arroyo; Flores, Carrillo, Moscoso, Mendoza; Renderos, Morán (Sanchez 54), Álvarez, Figueroa; Águila (Valle 80), de la Cruz (Ulloa 63).

DYNAMO IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE / CHAMPIONS CUP

2007 Champions Cup
Opponent Result Round
Puntarenas (Costa Rica) 0-1, 2-0 (2-1 aggregate) Quarterfinals
Pachuca (Mexico) 2-0, 2-5 aet (4-5) Semifinals
2008 Champions Cup
Opponent Result Round
CSD Municipal (Guatemala) 0-0, 3-1 (3-1 aggregate) Quarterfinals
Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) 0-0, 0-3 (0-3 aggregate) Semifinals
2008-09 Champions League
Opponent Result Round
Pumas UNAM (Mexico) 1-3, 4-4 Group Stage
CD Luis Angel Firpo (El Salvador) 1-0, 1-1 Group Stage
San Francisco FC (Panama) 2-1, 0-0 Group Stage
Atlante (Mexico) 1-1, 0-3 (1-4 aggregate) Quarterfinals
2009-10 Champions League
Opponent Result Round
Pachuca (Mexico) 0-1, 0-2 Group Stage
Arabe Unido (Panama) 5-1, 1-1 Group Stage
Isidro Metapan (El Salvador) 1-0, 2-3 Group Stage
2012-13 Champions League
Opponent Date Round
@ CD FAS (El Salvador) Wed., Aug 22 Group Stage
@ CD Olimpia (Honduras) Thu., Aug 30 Group Stage
CD FAS (El Salvador) Thu. Sept 20 Buy Tickets
CD Olimpia (Honduras) Tue. Oct. 23 Buy Tickets