The top two teams in the Eastern Conference battle for first place as the Houston Dynamo welcome the New York Red Bulls to BBVA Compass Stadium (8 p.m., NBC Sports Network) in a Friday night bout fit for primetime.
The match — the first of two consecutive ones between the two clubs — marks the MLS debut of New York Designated Player Tim Cahill, who went 45 minutes and drew a penalty kick against Tottenham in Tuesday night's friendly. He'll try and help a New York side, that has Kenny Cooper on the bench to begin the game and Heath Pearce at right back, become the first visiting team to win at Houston's new stadium, where opponents are 0-7-3.
Houston, meanwhile, is on a four-game winning streak and has not lost in seven matches overall. New DP Oscar Boneik Garcia and in-form left winger Brad Davis will look to spearhead another Dynamo victory, while second-year forward Will Bruin returns from a calf injury that caused him to miss one game.
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Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):