Minnesota United gameday

7:30 p.m. at Houston Dynamo • stream on USSoccer.com

Looking to win and advance

Preview: United (5-8-1 in MLS) is in the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup, a tournament that pits all levels of U.S. Soccer against each other, for the first time. The Loons have already beaten Houston (6-5-3 in MLS) this year — 2-1 at home on April 28 — and in three meetings last year, the Loons drew twice against Houston and lost once. They have yet to win at BBVA Compass Stadium.

– United coach Adrian Heath.

Numbers: Sporting Kansas City beat FC Dallas 3-2 on Saturday and will face the winner of the United-Houston match in the quarterfinals. Kansas City is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion and knocked the Loons out of last year’s tournament in its first match.

Injuries: F Abu Danladi (undisclosed), M Sam Cronin (concussion), D Marc Burch (knee), D Eric Miller (hamstring) and D Francisco Calvo (national team duty) are out for United; goalie Matt Lampson (knee) and D Jerome Thiesson (groin) are questionable. For Houston, D Adolfo Machado (national team duty), D A.J. DeLaGarza (knee), D Dylan Remick (concussion), D Jared Watts (concussion), M Darwin Ceren (leg), M Juan David Cabezas (quad), F Mac Steeves (hip) are out while M/D Andrew Wenger (calf) is questionable.

Megan Ryan