Game Notes: Dynamo at Santos

Houston heads to Torreon with 1-0 lead in series

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Santos Laguna
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. CT
Estadio Corona, Torreon, Mexico
Dynamo lead 1-0 all-time

BROADCAST INFORMATION
FOX Soccer - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
La Ranchera 850 - 6:30 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo and Santos Laguna of Mexico will meet again on Wednesday night in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series at Estadio Corona in Torreón, Mexico. The Dynamo carry a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the two-game aggregate score series after securing a 1-0 win in the first leg on March 5 in Houston. The club with more total goals from the two games will advance to the semifinals to face the Seattle Sounders, who defeated Tigres UANL 3-2 on aggregate. The winner of the CONCACAF Champions League will qualify for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, to be held in December in Morocco.    

REFEREE 
REF: Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR); AR1: Ricardo Louisville (SUR); AR2: Egbert Paesch (ARU); 4th: Rudolph Angela (ARU).

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • Dynamo hold a 1-0 lead all-time in the series
  • The Dynamo defeated Santos Laguna 1-0 on March 5 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal series at BBVA Compass Stadium
  • Brad Davis scored an 83rd-minute goal to give Houston the lead heading into Wednesday's second leg
  • Houston lineup: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe; Warren Creavalle (Brad Davis 46), Adam Moffat, Ricardo Clark (Andrew Driver 83), Boniek Garcia; Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 70); Will Bruin.
  • Santos lineup: Oswaldo Sanchez; Jorge Estrada, Aaron Galindo, Felipe Baloy, Osmar Mares; Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Marc Crosas (Nestor Calderon 46), Rodolfo Salinas; Darwin Quintero (Candido Ramirez 87), Oribe Peralta, Herculez Gomez (Andres Renteria 72).

LAST MATCH (MLS / Liga MX)

  • The Dynamo were given last weekend off by MLS to prepare for their Champions League quarterfinal series.
  • Houston's last MLS match was a 2-0 win over D.C. United in the season opener on March 2.
  • Santos Laguna was in action Saturday night, defeating Atlante 2-1 at Estadio Corona to increase their unbeaten streak in league play to four games.
  • Herculez Gomez and Oribe Peralta scored goals in the win over Atlante.
  • Ten players who started the first leg against the Dynamo also started Saturday's match against Atlante.
  • Santos lineup: Oswaldo Sanchez; Jorge Estrada, Andres Galindo, Felipe Baloy, Osmar Mares; Nestor Calderon, Juan Rodriguez, Rodolfo Salinas, Darwin Quintero; Herculez Gomez, Oribe Peralta.

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
CD Olimpia (Honduras) 1-1 Group Stage
Santos Laguna (Mexico) 1-0 Quarterfinals
Santos Laguna (Mexico) ??? Quarterfinals