Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City

The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
Saturday, June 1, 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)
1010 AM Univision Radio – 7:00 p.m. CT
HoustonDynamo.com/radio – 7:30 p.m. CT

Preview

The Houston Dynamo will try to make it nine games without a loss at BBVA Compass Stadium when they host a banged up Sporting Kansas City side on short rest Saturday night. 

The Dynamo (7-3-2) are looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss to Minnesota United at Allianz Field last Saturday. Romaine Metanire scored the lone goal in the 20th minute as Houston lost for the second time in four games after opening the season with just one defeat in eight games. 

Sporting (3-5-5) couldn't build momentum off their first win in nearly two months, falling to the LA Galaxy, 2-0, at home Wednesday night. After setting up Favio Alvarez's first goal, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal in his return from a two-game suspension to lead the visitors.

Houston Dynamo

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: Eric McCue (D) - concussion
    • OUT: Ronaldo Peña (F) - left knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Sporting Kansas City

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip surgery
    • OUT: Roger Espinoza (M) - PCL sprain
    • OUT: Gerso Fernandes (F) - broken wrist
    • QUESTIONABLE: Botond Barath (D) - groin Injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Johnny Russell (F) - quad injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Dynamo

  • Dynamo: 6 wins, 21 goals
  • Sporting KC: 4 wins, 16 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees: Claudiu Badea, Diego Blas
  • 4th Official: Dave Gantar
  • VAR: Malik Badawi