Live Gamethread: Chicago Fire vs Houston Dynamo

David Banks

Good clubs show their quality in how they respond to adversity, and that's the task the Houston Dynamo have in front of them. Will they be able to do so? Find out this afternoon as they take on the Chicago Fire from Toyota Park in the Windy City.

THE BASICS:
Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire (DT preview)
Sunday, September 1, 2:00 p.m. CT
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois

BROADCAST INFORMATION:
CSN Plus - 2:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
UniMas - 2:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES:
Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Younes Marrakchi MLS Career: 19 games; FC/gm: 25.9; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 2; pens: 6

INJURY REPORT:
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: Tyler Deric – Right thumb fracture; QUESTIONABLE: Omar Cummings – Left knee MCL sprain; Left knee; Ricardo Clark – Illness

CHICAGO FIRE -- None.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Fire 4 wins, 21 goals ... Dynamo 7 wins, 25 goals ... Ties 6
  • AT CHICAGO (8 meetings): Fire 2 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 12 goals ... Ties 3
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. A late Brad Davis goal snapped a 1-1 tie to give the Dynamo the victory, April 14 at BBVA Compass Stadium; on July 27, Chicago’s Mike Magee and Houston’s Cam Weaver traded goals two minutes apart to leave the teams in a 1-1 draw in Houston.
  • In league play, the Dynamo last won in Bridgeview in 2009. The Fire won at Robertson Stadium in 2006 and 2007 in their first two trips ever to Houston – and have not won there since.
  • The teams also met a year ago in the Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Dynamo taking a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park on their way to an eventual appearance in MLS Cup 2012.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear v CHI: P22 W8 L6 D8 ... Frank Klopas vs. HOU: P6 W1 L1 D4
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Another day, another Dynamo match. Stop on by and cheer on the men in orange as they look to get a result from a Windy City clash.
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