Match Preview: Dynamo at New York Red Bulls

Houston looking to extend five-game winning streak

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls
Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. CT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
All-time series: New York leads 4-3-7

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC Sports Network - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
La Ranchera 850 - 6:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:30 p.m.

PREVIEW
The New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo meet for the second time in a week, in the back end of their home-and- home series on Friday night at Red Bull Arena. Last Friday, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, the Dynamo took a 2-0 victory, extending their long undefeated streak and jumping over the Red Bulls into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference. The victory also extended the Dynamo’s winning streak to five games; the Red Bulls have lost back-to- back contests for the first time since the start of the season.

REFEREE 
Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Eric Proctor; 4th: Ted Unkel MLS Career: 26 games; FC/gm: 21.9; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 6; pens: 10

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, August 7)
NEW YORK RED BULLS – OUT: DF Brandon Barklage (R hamstring strain); GK Ryan Meara (hip injury); QUESTIONABLE: DF Rafa Marquez (L calf strain) ... HOUSTON DYNAMO -- QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Red Bulls 4 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 16 goals ... Ties 7
  • AT NEW YORK (7 meetings): Red Bulls 4 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 3
    2012 (MLS)
  • 5/9: NY 1, HOU 0 (Cooper 7)
  • 8/3: HOU 2, NY 0 (Taylor 2, Carr 28)
  • The teams are meeting in the back end of a home-and-home series, after the Dynamo won 2-0 on Aug. 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium behind goals from Jermaine Taylor and Calen Carr.
  • The Dynamo victory snapped a 10-game winless streak against New York, since a 1-0 win May 31, 2008. The Red Bulls had won four of the 10 league and MLS Cup meetings in between, with six draws.
  • A Kenny Cooper goal gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 victory May 9 at Red Bull Arena. The Dynamo have never won at New York, with four losses and four draws in eight league and MLS Cup meetings all-time.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. NY: P19 W6 L5 D8 ... Hans Backe v HOU: P6 W2 L1 D3
  • LAST MEETING (MLS)
  • The Dynamo took the lead after just two minutes. Brad Davis delivered a free kick to the back post, and after some pinging around the box, Andre Hainault fired a shot across the front of the goal and Jermaine Taylor met
    the ball with his knee at the right post, knocking it across the goal line.
  • Houston doubled the lead in the 28th minute. Macoumba Kandji hit a beautiful swerving ball to the back post, where Calen Carr skied over a defender to park a header just inside the far post.
  • HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-3-3): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault, Jermaine Taylor, Bobby Boswell, Corey Ashe - Boniek Garcia, Adam Moffat, Brad Davis - Calen Carr (Je-Vaughn Watson 74), Will Bruin (Brian Ching 56),
    Macoumba Kandji (Luiz Camargo 81).
  • NEW YORK RED BULLS (4-4-2): Bill Gaudette - Heath Pearce, Markus Holgersson, Wilman Conde (Joel Lindpere 70), Roy Miller - Jan Gunnar Solli (Kenny Cooper 55), Teemu Tainio (Victor Palsson 46), Tim Cahill, Connor Lade - Sebastien Le Toux, Thierry Henry.

Brad Davis pregame soundbytes

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