The two teams met just one week ago at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, where NYRB fell to the Dynamo 2-0. Jermaine Taylor and Calen Carr registered the goals for Houston.
It will be the MLS home debut for new designated player Tim Cahill, who made the transfer to New York from English Premier League side Everton. New York acquired goalkeeper Luis Robles through the MLS Allocation Order after his move to the United States from German side Karlsruher SC. Robles is not expected to be in the lineup for Friday's game.
Houston will welcome back a fan favorite, as midfielder Ricardo Clark makes his return to the Dynamo after spending the last three seasons with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.
Projected Lineup (4-4-2): GK: Gaudette; D: Miller, Conde, Holgersson, Solli; M: Lindpere, Cahill, Tainino, McCarty; F: Henry, Le Toux
Game Time: 8 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Network
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Season Series: 1-1-0, Red Bulls (1-0 win, May 9, 2-0 loss; Aug )