DL_042719_HOUvCLB_matchup

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC

The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

TICKETS

Broadcast Information

KUBE 57 – 7:00 p.m. CT (CHANNEL GUIDE)
ESPN+ – 7:30 p.m. CT (out of market)
HoustonDynamo.com/radio – 7:30 p.m. CT
1010 AM Univision Radio – 7:00 p.m. CT

Preview

  • A NIGHT DEDICATED TO ENDING CANCER – The special evening will honor cancer survivors of all ages and will feature an extraordinary halftime performance by Caly Bevier, America's Got Talent 2016 semi-finalist and stage 3 ovarian cancer survivor. The first 7,500 fans through the gates on Saturday will receive Dynamo “End Cancer” scarves courtesy of MD Anderson, and giant letters featuring MD Anderson’s iconic “cancer strike-through” logo will be on display outside the stadium in the Bud Light Beer Garden where fans can take photos.

  • RICO’S RETURN – One special moment on Saturday night will be when longtime Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark makes his first trip to BBVA Compass Stadium as a member of the visiting team. Clark, who played in and started more games for the Dynamo than anyone other than Brad Davis, signed with Columbus prior to the 2018 season. The midfielder has played in four games with one start so far this season for Crew SC.

  • GET MAURO GOING – When the Dynamo started the season, forward Mauro Manotas was the focal point of the attack, scoring four goals in Houston’s first four matches across all competitions. Since then, the Colombian has gone through a bit of a scoring drought, having not hit the back of the net in five straight matches in all competitions. He has found other ways to contribute, though, with four assists in that time period. However, Dynamo fans – as well as Manotas himself, obviously – would love to see Houston’s No. 9 rediscover his scoring touch on Saturday night.​

Houston Dynamo

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: DaMarcus Beasley (D) - left knee surgery
    • OUT: Romell Quioto (F) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Ronaldo Peña (F) - left knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Columbus Crew SC

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - left tibial stress fracture
    • OUT: Harrison Afful (D) - broken jaw
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Dynamo

  • Dynamo: 5 wins, 17 goals
  • Crew:1 win, 11 goals
  • 6 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Rosendo Mendoza
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar