A key match in the Eastern Conference is ahead on Sunday afternoon when the New York Red Bulls play host to the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena before an ESPN2 audience. The teams both still currently sit in playoff positions, separated by two points in the conference standings. The Red Bulls are coming off back-to-back losses, last a 3-0 defeat at Philadelphia Union. The Dynamo are riding a six-game winless streak of their own, following a scoreless draw at home with Toronto FC a week ago.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Creavalle, Moffat, Clark, Driver; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Brunner, Chabala, Dixon, Ching, Weaver, Cummings
New York Red Bulls: Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Lade; Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Espindola, Henry
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Juninho, Bover, Luyindula, Akpan