The Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew meet for a second time this season in what could be a crucial contest for both clubs when they face off Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo are still holding onto a tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference and the final playoff spot, after a 1-1 home draw with the Chicago Fire last weekend. The Crew find themselves in eighth place in the division after a second successive defeat last weekend, a late 2-1 loss at Toronto FC.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Moffat, Clark, Barnes; Davis, Boniek, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Weaver, Johnson, Creavalle, Brunner, Ching, Cummings
Columbus Crew: Lampson; Williams, O'Rourke, Marshall, Viana; Sánchez, Trapp, Anor; Higuaín ©; Oduro, Arrieta
Subs: Withrow, Barson, George, Finlay, Speas, Meram, Finley