Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 29
Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC
BBVA Stadium – Houston
September 21 – 8:30 PM ET


Still alive, albeit barely, for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, nothing but three points will be acceptable for either the Houston Dynamo or Orlando City SC when the sides meet Saturday night at BBVA Stadium.

The Dynamo (10-16-4) are nine points below the line in the West with four games to play following a devastating 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night at BC Place. Mauro Manotas leveled for Houston in the 78th minute to cancel out Inbeom Hwang's opening strike, but Fredy Montero scored the 90th-minute winner for the already-eliminated Whitecaps.

The Lions (9-13-9) are four points below the line in the East with three games to play after rallying from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 3-3 draw against the New England Revolution at Exploria Stadium Saturday night. In the 22nd minute Nani erased a Tesho Akindele own goal, but Cristian Penilla and Gustavo Bou scored six minutes apart to put the Revs in front 3-1 at the break. Dom Dwyer scored two minutes into the second half and Nani netted his second goal to level. It was the Lions' second straight home draw.

Houston vs. Orlando

Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 PM ET
BBVA Stadium


Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: AJ DeLaGarza (D) - right foot fracture
    • OUT: Juan David Cabezas (M) - left knee sprain
    • OUT: Kiki Struna (D) - right knee sprain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Juan David Cabezas (M), Romell Quioto (M), AJ DeLaGarza (D), Matias Vera (M)
  • International duty:  None

Orlando City SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Joao Moutinho (D) - quad injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Dom Dwyer (F), Cristian Higuita (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Dynamo

  • Dynamo: 1 win, 4 goals
  • Orlando City SC: 1 win, 1 goal
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
  • Assistant Referees: Kevin Klinger, CJ Morgante
  • 4th Official: Sergii Demianchuk
  • VAR: Allen Chapman

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