Match Preview: Dynamo at Olimpia

Houston looks to stay atop CCL group with trip to Honduras

THE BASICS
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

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

PREVIEW
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.     

REFEREE 
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)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • 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
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