Match Preview: Dynamo vs Olimpia

Houston can secure quarterfinal berth with win or draw Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs Olimpia
Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
Dynamo lead 1-0-0 all-time

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Fox Soccer - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
Univision Deportes - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo look to punch their ticket to the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals when they take on Honduran club C.D. Olimpia Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium. With a win or a draw, the Dynamo will win the group and advance to the next round. If Olimpia wins the match, they will advance out of the group. The Dynamo and Olimpia drew 1-1 in their first meeting in Honduras on August 30.     

REFEREE 
Juan Carlos Guerra (GUA); Assistant 1: Heremenerito Leal; Assistant 2: Juan Augustus Lemus (GUA); 4th Official: Oscar Reyna (GUA).

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • The Dynamo are 1-0-0 all-time vs Olimpia

LAST MEETING (CCL)

  • 8/30: HOU 1, OLI 1 (HOU - 57' Moffat; OLI -  6' Caetano)
  • Olimpia took an early lead after Douglas Caetano headed a corner kick past Tyler Deric. The Dynamo responded in the second half on a set piece of their own. After Nathan Sturgis' corner kick was cleared by a defender, the ball was played back on the wing to Sturgis. The Dynamo center back curled  a ball to the near post and Adam Moffat darted in to level the match. Houston was forced to play the last 30 minutes with ten men, after Sturgis was issued a red card for a challenge from behind.
  • HOUSTON DYNAMO: Tyler Deric; Kofi Sarkodie, Nate Sturgis, Jermaine Taylor, Andre Hainault; Boniek Garcia, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo (Bobby Boswell 64); Je-Vaughn Watson, Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 84), Colin Clark (Macoumba Kandji 75).
  • OLIMPIA: Noel Valladares; Brayan Beckeles, Johnny Palacios, Fabio de Souza, Juan Carlos Garcia (Juan Mejia 70); Irvin Reyna, Sebastián Rosano (Carlos Mejía 64), Jose Escalante (Javier Arnaldo Portillo 45), Reynaldo Tilguath; Ramiro Bruschi, Douglas Caetano.

LAST MATCH (MLS / HONDURAN FIRST DIVISION)

  • The Dynamo are coming off a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at BBVA Compass Stadium on October 20.
  • The win secured a playoff spot for Houston for the sixth time in seven seasons.
  • Mac Kandji and Jack McInerney traded first-half goals, before Boniek Garcia scored the game winner in the 71st minute.
  • Brad Davis' penalty kick in the 75th minute sealed the game for Houston.
  • Lineup: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Ricardo Clark, Adam Moffat (Giles Barnes 56), Brad Davis (Warren Creavalle 85); Calen Carr, Will Bruin, Macoumba Kandji (Brian Ching 67).
  • Olimpia currently sits in first place in the Honduran first division and is coming off a 2-0 win over Motagua.
  • Los Leones are 8-1-5 with a +18 goal differential through 14 matches.
  • In their last match, Roger Rojas recorded a brace against Motagua, to increase his goal-scoring total to eight on the season.
  • Lineup: D. Escobar; J. Garcia, F de Souza, B. Beckeles, J. Palacios; A. Lopez (H. Cordoba 68), S. Rosano (C. Mejia 74), L. Garrido, J. Portillo; D. Caetano, R. Rojas (R. Bruschi 80).

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) 3-1 Group Stage
@ CD Olimpia (Honduras) 1-1 Group Stage
CD FAS (El Salvador) 4-0 Group Stage
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