MLS Preview: D.C. United - Houston Dynamo

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D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Porter, Kitchen, Augusto, Sanchez; Pajoy, De Rosario.

Injury Report:

OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), John Thorrington (medial collateral ligament)

QUESTIONABLE: Nick DeLeon (hamstring strain), Chris Pontius (groin strain)

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Ashe, Taylor, Boswell, Sarkodie; Davis, Moffat, Clark, Garcia; Barnes, Bruin.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (knee), Omar Cummings (knee), Cam Weaver (lower back), Tyler Deric (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE: Warren Creavalle (hamstring)



  • D.C. is looking to stop a bad run of form that has seen the team drop five straight matches.

  • United also faces a tough road ahead. Following the match with Houston the club will take on FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City in its next two league matches.

  • Houston is coming off a big 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy, putting to rest some demons of the past.

  • The teams are on opposite ends of the Eastern Conference table, with Houston tied for the points lead and United siting at the very bottom.

  • Making matters worse for United, Dynamo star Brad Davis will be back from suspension.