Match Preview: Dynamo at Olimpia
Houston Dynamo at Olimpia
Thursday, August 30, 9 p.m. CT
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
This is the first meeting between the clubs
Fox Soccer - 9 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
Univision Deportes Network - 9 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 9 p.m.
The Houston Dynamo continue their 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League campaign with a trip to Honduras on Thursday to face domestic champion C.D. Olimpia. The Dynamo are coming off a 3-1 win over C.D. FAS in their first group stage match, last Wednesday. Houston is tied for first place in the group with Olimpia, after the Honduran club defeated FAS 3-0 in their first match. The game will be the fourth in a stretch of six games in 19 days for Houston. Following the match, the Dynamo will head to Chicago for an Eastern Conference showdown with the Fire on Sunday night at Toyota Park.
Marco Rodríguez (MEX). AR1 (bench): Marvin Torrentera; AR2 (opposite): Marcos Quintero; 4th: Fabricio Morales
INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, August 28)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); MF Brad Davis (illness)
- This is the first meeting between the two clubs
- This is the first trip to Honduras for the Dynamo
- This is the first meeting between the Dynamo and a club from Honduras
- The Dynamo are 1-3-4 all-time on the road in CONCACAF Champions League
- Olimpia is 4-1-1 all-time at home in CONCACAF Champions League
- Olimpia is 3-1-1 all-time at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
- Olimpia's last loss at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino came to the Montreal Impact (10/01/08)
LAST MATCH (MLS)
- The Dynamo are coming off a 1-1 draw at home to Toronto FC
- Will Bruin put the Dynamo ahead in the 21st minute off a beautiful feed from Boniek Garcia
- Terry Dunfield evened the match in the 85th minute off a header from a long ball from Darren O'Dea
- Lineup: Tally Hall; Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Ricardo Clark (Je-Vaughn Watson 77), Brad Davis; Calen Carr, Will Bruin (Brian Ching 84), Macoumba Kandji (Adam Moffat 73).
LAST MATCH (CCL)
- The Dynamo defeated FAS 3-1 in their first group stage match on August 22
- Brian Ching and Cam Weaver provided the first-half goals for Houston, while Je-Vaughn Watson provided the insurance goal in the second half
- Jonathan Aguila scored the lone goal for FAS
- Lineup: Tyler Deric; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Nate Sturgis, Warren Creavalle (Brian Ownby 70); Je-Vaughn Watson, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo (Brad Davis 81), Colin Clark (Josue Soto 86); Brian Ching, Cam Weaver.
- Olimpia cruised to a 3-0 victory over FAS on August 2.
- Juan Garcia, Luciano Emilio and Roger rojas provided the goals for the Honduran club
- Lineup: Escober; J. García, de Souza, Beckeles, Palacios; Rosano (C. Mejia 69), Reyna, Portillo, Tilguath; Emilio (Caetano 78), J. Mejía (Rojas 61).
DYNAMO IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE / CHAMPIONS CUP
|2007 Champions Cup|
|Puntarenas (Costa Rica)||0-1, 2-0 (2-1 aggregate)||Quarterfinals|
|Pachuca (Mexico)||2-0, 2-5 aet (4-5)||Semifinals|
|2008 Champions Cup|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|@ 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|