D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo, 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs: Starting lineups

Bob Levey

Both teams make several changes as the compete for a spot in the MLS Cup final.

The Houston Dynamo are getting a couple reinforcements as they attempt to hold onto a 3-1 lead over D.C. United in the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. Ricardo Clark and Jermaine Taylor are both back from injuries, starting in place of Luiz Carmago and Andre Hainault.

United will also have several changes in their starting lineup. Bill Hamid is back in goal, while Maicon Santos and Emiliano Dudar are in for Chris Pontius and Brandon McDonald. United had originally planned to start Lewis Neal and play more of a 4-5-1, but health concerns prompted them to go with a 4-4-2 from the start. Dwayne De Rosario will be available off the bench, the closest he's come to playing in about two months.

DC United starting lineup (4-4-2): Bill Hamid; Robbie Russell, Dejan Jaković, Emiliano Dudar, Chris Korb; Branko Bošković, Marcelo Saragosa, Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon; Maicon Santos, Lionard Pajoy.

Houston Dynamo starting lineup (4-4-2): Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe; Adam Moffat, Rico Clark, Boniek Garcia, Brad Davis; Will Bruin, Macoumba Kandji.

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