Pregame notes ahead of Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City

The Dynamo visit Sporting Kansas City tonight for the second meeting in 11 days. The game will be broadcast live on ROOT SPORTS SW alternate channel and TeleXitos (Spanish). Here are some notes ahead of the game.

•Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle will benefit from the return of several players from international duty, injury and suspension. DaMarcus Beasley (U.S.) and Giles Barnes (Jamaica) are back from the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Kofi Sarkodie and Luis Garrido are back after serving a one-game suspension, and Boniek Garcia is probable on the injury report and could feature for the first time since June 5, when he came on at halftime and scored and provided two assists against the Red Bulls. Garcia has missed the last six games due to the Gold Cup and an adductor injury. 
• Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes will welcome back Graham Zusi, who was with Beasley and the U.S. at the Gold Cup and also started with Beasley in Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game.
• Brad Davis can become the first Dynamo player to reach 25,000 career minutes in all competitions tonight. With 57 or more minutes, Davis will reach the significant milestone.
• With a start, Davis can also pass Landon Donovan (313) and tie Brian Carroll (314) for seventh on the MLS all-time starts list.
• Davis now has 99 career regular-season assists with the Dynamo and will reach 100 with his next.
• Will Bruin has 11,453 career minutes in all competitions with Houston and can surpass Geoff Cameron (11,471) for 10th on the franchise list with 19+ minutes tonight.
• Bruin has nine goals in his last 14 league games and has scored in three straight games against Sporting KC.
• Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer has scored in five straight games against the Dynamo, beginning with game-winner in the 2013 Eastern Conference Championship second leg. 
• Tonight is the 19th meeting between these rivals since 2011. Sporting KC holds a 7-4-7 edge in the recent series.
• Sporting KC is the only remaining team in MLS with an unbeaten home record (7-0-3). The Kansas club has won nine straight home games in all competitions, a club record, and is unbeaten in 13 straight games at home, one game shy of a club record.
•Between the two teams, seven players are on yellow-card warning and would be suspended for next weekend’s games if they receive a caution tonight. Ricardo Clark, Raul Rodriguez, Kofi Sarkodie and Giles Barnes must avoid a yellow card for the Dynamo while Soni Mustivar, Dom Dwyer and Benny Feilhaber are a card away for Sporting KC.