Minnesota United gameday
7:30 p.m. at Houston Dynamo • Ch. 29, 1500-AM
‘Everything’ on the line
Preview: Four teams have clinched playoff berths and three have been eliminated, but United (9-15-5, 10th in the West) and Houston (10-10-10, seventh in the West) still have postseason hopes. In the two other meetings this season, the teams tied 2-2 and 0-0. On Saturday night, however, a single point won’t help either cause much.
Quotable: “We know that we have got a really slim chance. We know that. But as long as it’s still mathematically possible, and it still is, then we’ve got to believe that we can. Do I believe that we can go to Houston and win? Yeah, I do. Now we know how important it is for them because you only have to look at the table. But actually, I think it’s more important for us, and that’s all I care about.” – United coach Adrian Heath
Numbers: United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth has moved up to second in the league with 100 saves, 10 behind Orlando’s Joe Bendik.
Injuries: D George Malki (ACL) is out for Houston while M Charlie Ward (knee), D Philippe Senderos (hip) and M Boniek Garcia (knee) are questionable. M Bernardo Anor (leg), D Thomas de Villardi (Achilles’), M Sam Cronin (concussion) and D Joe Greenspan (loan) are out for United.