It is hot in Houston this time of year. Even with an 8 PM Central start time (6 PM Pacific) the temp will be mid-80s and feel like 94. In this environment the Seattle Sounders will try to continue their strong run of play while also maybe resting a couple players prior to the Sunday match at Portland. The Houston Dynamo are already looking towards 2017 so should be focused on youth, rather than victory at any cost.
Armando Villarreal is the center ref for the game in his 71st MLS match. Aaron Kovar is out with a broken clavicle. Roman Torres is listed as questionable by Seattle. Tyler Deric is out for Houston. DeMarcus Beasley is listed as questionable.
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Keys to Game:
- Get a little bit of rest, but not too much rest
- Punish defensive errors
- Play Torres
- Run at Houston late (they are negative 8 in the final 30 minutes)
How to Watch
Match date/time: 6:00 PM, August 24, 2016
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Sweatbox of Texas
Online: MLS Live (except where blacked out)
Local TV: JOEtv 10/22/110 (Costigan, Keller)
Regional TV (Eastern WA, OR, ID, MT, AK): ROOT SPORTS (Costigan, Keller)
Local Radio: KTTH 770 AM (Johnson, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Australia: BeIn Sports (AUS) | Europe: Eurosport | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sport
How I'm watching
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Scarf: Nos Audietis/Sounder at Heart logo
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