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Houston Dynamo host Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union come to BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night for the only meeting of the season against the Houston Dynamo (7:45 p.m.).


Both teams are coming off of midweek U.S. Open Cup victories, as the Dynamo took down Sporting Kansas City 3-1 and the Union came from behind for a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls in Philadelphia. Philly's most recent MLS result was a 3-2 loss at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps, but they remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 7-5-5 record (26 points).

Philadelphia is led on the attacking end by former D.C. United man Chris Pontius, who has picked up six goals and four assists after being traded to the Union over the offseason. The Union have also had big contributions from forward C.J. Sapong (five goals), midfielder Roland Alberg (five goals), and stalwart forward Sebastian Le Toux (five assists) to combine for the league lead in goals scored (29).

On the defensive end, the Union feature Andre Blake in goal, who played every match alongside Giles Barnes with Jamaica in this summer's Copa América Centenario, and rookie outside back Keegan Rosenberry, who is the only Union player to have played every minute of the MLS regular season thus far.

Philadelphia could get a look at three former players on the Dynamo side in Sheanon Williams, Andrew Wenger, and Cristian Maidana. Williams came to the Dynamo from the Union in a trade in July 2015, while Wenger and Maidana were part of a trade this past offseason.