Chicago Fire -- Sean Johnson, Michael Videira, Jalil Anibaba, Cory Gibbs, Gonzalo Segares, Logan Pause, Daniel Paladini, Baggio Husidic (Pavel Pardo 67), Corben Bone (Marco Pappa 73), Dominic Oduro (Patrick Nyarko 51), Diego Chaves.
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Dan Gargan, Josip Mikulic, Orr Barouch.
Houston Dynamo -- Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe (Jermaine Taylor 46), Colin Clark (Danny Cruz 75), Luiz Camargo, Adam Moffat, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Carlo Costly (Calen Carr 60).
Substitutes Not Used: Tyler Deric, Hunter Freeman, Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin.
The Houston Dynamo were held to a 1-1 tie by the Chicago Fire at Robertson Stadium on Saturday afternoon, moving into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference pending the results of Saturday’s night games. Houston has two regular-season games remaining but does not play again until Friday, October 14.
With the tie, Houston is unbeaten in its last four games (2-0-2) and in its last seven home games (5-0-2). The Dynamo and Fire also tied 1-1 in their first meeting on April 23.
Houston took a deserved lead in the 34th minute after a sustained period of possession, capitalizing on a corner kick. Brad Davis swung in a left-footed delivery, and after the ball was not cleared, midfielder Colin Clark reacted first to a loose ball and scored from close range. It was Clark’s fourth goal of the year, the second-highest total of his six-year MLS career.
Against the run of play, Chicago tied the game in the 43rd minute. Baggio Husidic fed former Houston forward Dominic Oduro at the top of the penalty area, and Oduro took a touch into the box before deftly using the outside of his right foot to poke the ball underneath Tally Hall.
Houston had several good scoring chances late in the second half and out-shot Chicago for the game, but both Brad Davis and Calen Carr pushed their chances wide.
Midfielder Brad Davis played 90 minutes to run his career total for Houston in MLS play to 12,208, a club record. Davis passed Pat Onstad (12,166) to set the mark.
Defender Bobby Boswell made the 190th appearance of his MLS career. Defender Geoff Cameron played in his 125th career game for the Dynamo in all competitions. Goalkeeper Tally Hall made his 50th career start for the Dynamo in all competitions.
Next Match: Friday, October 14, 9:30 p.m., Dynamo at Portland Timbers, JELD-WEN Field, Portland, OR
Next Home Match: Sunday, October 23, 6 p.m., Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy, Robertson Stadium