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Preview: Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy

The Basics

Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy
Friday, April 16, 2019, 10:00 p.m. CT
Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

Broadcast Information

UniMás – 10:00 p.m. CT (CHANNEL GUIDE | SAP FOR ENGLISH)
Twitter – 10:00 p.m. CT (English)
1010 AM Univision Radio – 9:30 p.m. CT

Preview

Two surging Western Conference foes meet for the first time since Decision Day presented by AT&T when the LA Galaxy host the Houston Dynamo Friday night. 

The Galaxy are coming off a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on a pair of first-half goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who continues his white-hot start to his first full MLS season. Meanwhile, Alberth Elis and Tomas Martinez struck for the Dynamo in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes that extended their winning streak to four games. 

The Dynamo stunned the Galaxy, 3-2, on the final day of the 2018 regular season, rallying from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 and eliminate LA from Audi MLS Cup Playoff contention.

Houston Dynamo

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (left ankle)
    • OUT: DaMarcus Beasley (left knee)
    • OUT: Romell Quioto (right knee)
    • OUT: Ronaldo Peña (left knee)
    • QUESTIONABLE: Memo Rodriguez (left hamstring)
  • Suspended: None.
  • Suspended after next caution: None.
  • International Duty: None.

LA Galaxy

  • Injury Report
  • Suspended: None.
  • Suspended after next caution: None.
  • International Duty: None.

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 5 wins, 17 goals
  • Dynamo: 4 wins, 15 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Guido Gonzales Jr
  • VAR: Alex Chilowicz (Assistant: Cameron Blanchard)