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Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC | 2016 MLS Match Preview

HOUSTON DYNAMO vs. TORONTO FC
BBVA COMPASS STADIUM | Houston, Texas
August 14, 2016 | Week 23 | MLS Game #234
9:15 pm ET (TSN4, MLS LIVE)

The Houston Dynamo return home in a real need of points when they meet Toronto FC for the only time this season in an interconference match on Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo sit at the foot of the Western Conference table, 12 points out of a playoff position, their winless run now at five games following a 1-0 loss at the Montréal Impact last weekend. Toronto FC hit the road after winning all four games in a homestand at BMO Field, now sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference following their 4-1 win against the New England Revolution last Saturday evening.

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  • The Dynamo had their winless run stretched to five matches with a fourth shutout in that time, falling 1-0 to the Montréal Impact on Saturday evening at Stade Saputo.
  • Sebastian Giovinco scored his fourth career MLS hat trick – one shy of the all-time league record – and took over the lead in the MLS Golden Boot standings with 15 goals, as Toronto FC won for the third time in a week in their 4-1 win against the New England Revolution on Saturday evening at BMO Field. TFC’s overall four-game winning streak matches the club record, set last season.
  • The Dynamo have won the last two meetings in the series, both at BMO Field, including a 2-1 win there last May 10 in the only meeting between the clubs. The Dynamo have come away with points on four of their last five visits to BMO Field, TFC’s 4-2 home win July 12, 2014 was their first at BMO vs. the Dynamo since 2011.
  • The teams have played to four consecutive draws in Houston, all at BBVA Compass Stadium. The last win for either team there came in 2011, a 2-0 Dynamo victory at Robertson Stadium.

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): James Conlee; AR2 (opposite): Apolinar Mariscal; 4th: Jair Marrufo
MLS Career: 133 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 23; pens: 24

SUSPENDED: HOU: David Horst (through Aug. 14)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: TOR: Justin Morrow, Marky Delgado
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (19 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 27 goals … Toronto FC 4 wins, 21 goals … Ties 9
AT HOUSTON (9 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 15 goals … Toronto FC 1 win, 9 goals … Ties 5

LAST YEAR (MLS):
5/10: TOR 1, HOU 2 (Altidore 77 – Garcia 44; Bruin 53)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • The Dynamo have won the last two meetings in the series, both at BMO Field, including a 2-1 win there last May 10 in the only meeting between the clubs. The Dynamo have come away with points on four of their last five visits to BMO Field, TFC’s 4-2 home win July 12, 2014 was their first at BMO vs. the Dynamo since 2011.
  • The teams have played to four consecutive draws in Houston, all at BBVA Compass Stadium. The last win for either team there came in 2011, a 2-0 Dynamo victory at Robertson Stadium.
  • Coaches record: Wade Barrett vs. TOR: first game … Greg Vanney vs. HOU: P2 W0 L2 T0

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Houston
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D
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D
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Toronto FC
D
L
W
W
W
W

Season Stats

Houston Dynamo FCToronto FC
22Games Played23
4Wins10
10Losses7
8Draws6
24Goals33
28Goals Conceded24
225Shots233
96Shots on Target110
276Fouls committed245
263Fouls suffered269
24Offside56
114Corners130

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
HOU89221241.1
TOR411422331.4
01234+Avg
HOU251111.5
TOR160221.8
01234+Avg
HOU641100.8
TOR354001.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
HOU79132281.3
TOR98321241
01234+Avg
HOU620110.9
TOR640010.7
01234+Avg
HOU171211.6
TOR343201.3
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