The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) host the New York Red Bulls (No. 1 seed) on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium in the first leg of the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Dynamo advanced to the Semifinals with a 3‐0 win over the Montreal Impact in Thursday’s Knockout Round. The Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield behind a 5‐2 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday. The series is a two‐game, aggregate score series. The club with more total goals from the two games wins the series. The second leg is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT at Red Bull Arena.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, López, Carrasco, Chabala, Weaver, Cummings, Driver
New York Red Bulls: Robles, Holgersson, Olave, Sekagya, Carney; Alexander, McCarty, Luyindula, Steele; Cahill, Henry ©
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Wright-Phillips, Barklage, Sam, Espindola