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HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 18, 2016) Battling for 90-plus minutes at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Houston, neither the Houston Dynamo nor D.C. United could get the ball into the net and as a result, fought to a scoreless draw in front 19,774 fans on Star Wars Night. The draw gives both teams one point in the standings. The Dynamo are now 3-7-5 (14 points) while D.C. United posts a 4-6-5 (17 points) after 15 games in the 2016 season.
In 23 meetings, the Dynamo holds a 13-6 advantage, with four draws. In 12 meetings at home, Houston posts a 9-1 advantage with two draws. The match was the only regular season meeting between the two teams in 2016. The game was the third consecutive draw for the Dynamo under interim head coach Wade Barrett, after the resignation of Owen Coyle on May 25. The Star Wars theme of the game drew many fans decked out in shirts paying homage to the movie series, with many dressed in costumes of the favorite Star Wars character.
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With their 3-7-5 record, the Dynamo currently reside in last place of the Western Conference while D.C. United is in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Colorado Rapids currently lead the west with a 9-2-4 record, while the Philadelphia Union is in first place in the east with a 6-4-5 record. Next up for the Dynamo is a Sunday, June 26 matchup against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. They return to BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday, June 29 to face Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.