Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo | MLS Match Preview
TORONTO FC vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO
BMO FIELD, Toronto
May 10, 2015 (Week 10, MLS Game #97)
5 pm ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes in US, TSN, RDS2 in Canada)
Toronto FC make their long-awaited home debut for 2015 in a completely remodeled BMO Field when they play host to the Houston Dynamo on Sunday afternoon before an ESPN2 and TSN audience. TFC concluded their seven-game road swing to open the campaign with a pair of wins, last a 1-0 victory at Philadelphia Union a week ago. The Dynamo hit the road after back-to-back defeats on their home ground, falling 1-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes at midweek.
REFEREE: Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Joe Fletcher; AR2 (opposite): Gianni Facchini; 4th: Silviu Petrescu
MLS Career: 62 games; FC/gm: 23.3; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 17; pens: 20
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: TOR: Nick Hagglund … HOU: Kofi Sarkodie, Ricardo Clark
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (18 meetings): Toronto FC 4 wins, 20 goals … Dynamo 5 wins, 25 goals … Ties 9
AT TORONTO (9 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 11 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 10 goals … Ties 4
LAST YEAR (MLS):
7/12: TOR 4, HOU 2 (Osorio 39; Oduro 46+; Defoe 63, 89 – Davis 13, 30)
7/19: HOU 2, TOR 2 (Bruin 11; Barnes 26 – Gilberto 18; Oduro 47+)
10/8: TOR 0, HOU 1 (Barnes 35)
- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- The Dynamo have come away with points on three of their last four visits to BMO Field, including a 1-0 win there last Oct. 8 in the last meeting between the teams. TFC’s 4-2 home win last year was their first at BMO vs. the Dynamo since 2011.
- TFC has come away from Houston with points on each of their last four visits, though they have not won there since 2010.
- Coaches record: Greg Vanney vs. HOU: P1 W0 L1 D0 … Owen Coyle vs. TOR: first game