The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo renew acquaintances when the two Eastern Conference clubs meet for the first time this season at Crew Stadium on Saturday evening. The Crew are coming off an undefeated two-game road swing, following a 2-2 draw in New York, then advanced in the U.S. Open Cup following a midweek victory. The Dynamo ended a two-game losing slide with a 1-1 draw at Sporting KC last weekend, then also advanced in the Open Cup with a midweek home victory.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Clark, Brunner, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Barnes; Johnson, Bruin, Driver
Subs: Ching, Chabala, Camargo, Arena, Ownby, Dixon
Columbus Crew: Gruenebaum; Barson, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Tchani, Sanchez, Meram; Higuain, Arrieta
Subs: Lampson, George, Warzycha, O'Rourke, Speas, Finlay, Schoenfeld