2019-07-03-HOU-RBNY

Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 18
Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
 BBVA Stadium — Houston
July 3 - 9:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

The Houston Dynamo will look to bounce back from three consecutive road losses since the Gold Cup break when they host the in-form New York Red Bulls Wednesday night at BBVA Stadium. 

Following a 4-0 loss at the Portland Timbers and a 2-0 defeat at San Jose, the Dynamo (7-6-3) fell to the New England Revolution 2-1 at Gillette Stadium Saturday. Darwin Ceren put Houston in front on 25 minutes, but Antonio Delamea leveled in the 51st minute before Teal Bunbury scored the stoppage-time winner. Houston have been outscored 8-1 in their losing streak. 

The Red Bulls (8-6-3) ceded possession and were outshot by the Chicago Fire, but were timely in the final third and celebrated a 3-1 win at Red Bull Arena Friday night. Kaku capitalized on a heavy touch by Fire goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm, rounded the keeper and tapped into the empty net in the 8th minute. Brian White slid between a pair of defenders to latch onto a Danny Royer cross to double the Red Bulls lead and, after Nemanja Nikolic sliced the lead in half, Royer struck in second-half stoppage time to secure the win.

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - hip injury
    • OUT: Memo Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring
    • QUESTIONABLE: DaMarcus Beasley (D) - left knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL
    • DOUBTFUL: Tim Parker (D) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Aaron Long (D), Kemar Lawrence (D), Derrick Etienne (M)

Series Matchup at Dynamo

  • Dynamo: 5 wins, 23 goals
  • Red Bulls: 2 wins, 17 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Baldomero Toledo
  • Assistant Referees: Apolinar Mariscal, Benjamin Hall-Volpenheim
  • 4th Official: Ismir Pekmic
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar

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