Match Preview: Dynamo vs FAS

Houston looks to take over first place in Group 3 Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs C.D. FAS
Thursday, September 20, 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.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dynamo continue their 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League campaign on Thursday at BBVA Compass Stadium with the return leg against C.D. FAS. The Dynamo defeated FAS 3-1 in the first meeting between the two clubs on August 22. Brian Ching, Cam Weaver and Je-Vaughn Watson provided the goals for Houston in San Salvador. The Dynamo are currently tied with C.D. Olimpia for first place in Group 3, but would move into sole possession of first with a win or a draw, Thursday night. FAS is currently in last place, having lost their first two matches to Houston and Olimpia.     

REFEREE 
Francisco Chacon (MEX). AR1 (bench): Juan Joel Rangel; AR2 (opposite): Salvador Rodríguez; 4th: Miguel Flores.

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM (As of Tuesday, September 18)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (L quad contusion)

SUSPENDED
HOUSTON DYNAMO: Nathan Sturgis

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • The Dynamo are 1-0-0 all-time vs FAS
  • The Dynamo are 4-1-1 all-time vs. clubs from El Salvador
  • FAS is 0-1-0 all-time against a team from the United States

LAST MEETING (CCL)

  • 8/22: HOU 3, FAS 1 (HOU - 12' Ching, 19' Weaver, 60' Watson ; FAS -  64' Aguila)
  • The Dynamo took an early lead off a header from Brian Ching in the 12th minute. Cam Weaver doubled Houston's lead when he out-jumped a defender to head home a cross from Kofi Sarkodie. Je-Vaughn Watson sealed the game with a header off a Nathan Sturgis corner kick in the 60th minute. Jonathan Aguila pulled one back for Aguila in the 64th minute.
  • HOUSTON DYNAMO: 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
  • FAS: Luis Contreras; Jose Granadino, Carlos Carrillo, Alexander Mendoza, Juan Carlos Moscoso; Emerson Reis (Edwin Sanchez 75), Alexander Larin, Cristiam Alvarez (Williams Reyes 85), Elder Figueroa; Ricardo Ulloa, Alejandro de la Cruz (Jonathan Aguila 64)

LAST MATCH (MLS / SALVADORAN FIRST DIVISION)

  • The Dynamo are coming off a 1-1 draw at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park against Sporting Kansas City on September 14.
  • Brad Davis put the Dynamo ahead in the 58th minute off a feed from Boniek Garcia.
  • C.J. Sapong equalized for the home side in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
  • Goalkeeper Tally Hall tied a season high with seven saves including a Save of the Week candidate in the first half off a Sapong header.
  • Lineup: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe (Andre Hainault 74); Luiz Camargo, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis; Macoumba Kandji (Giles Barnes 81), Will Bruin (Brian Ching 88)
  • FAS drew Santa Tecla 2-2 on September 15 at Estadio Las Delicias in Santa Tecla
  • Santa Tecla took an early lead in the 11th minute before FAS stormed back in the second half behind goals from William Reyes and Ramon Flores.
  • Sntamaria equalized for the home side in the 84th minute
  • Lineup: Contreras, Gonzalez, Flores (Valle 82), Moscoso (Aguila 43), Larin, Granadino, Mendoza, Moran, Alvarez (Figueroa 75), Reyes, Reis.

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) Thu. Sept 20 Buy Tickets
CD Olimpia (Honduras) Tue. Oct. 23 Buy Tickets