“We’re still evaluating,” Olsen said. With a quick turnaround before Saturday’s game at Dallas, “We have to gauge that a little bit.”
Pontius has missed one game since straining a groin muscle.
“I have made a lot of progress and I’m happy where I stand,” he said. “Tomorrow is still up in the air but the weekend definitely, for sure.”
*Midfielder Nick DeLeon‘s outlook is more promising after sitting out four games and six weeks with a hamstring injury. Although DeLeon lacks match fitness and is not ready to start, Olsen plans to include him on the game-day roster for possible second-half help.
*Forward Casey Townsend, on loan to the third-division Richmond Kickers, is also set for the game-day roster, Olsen said. The other four players on assignment with Richmond trained with United the past few days but are not expected to make Wednesday’s list.
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez.
Stat of the day: United is 1-8-2 in the past 11 meetings with Houston, including last year’s Eastern Conference finals.