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Game Thread: Dynamo at Fire, 2012 MLS Match 4


Three weeks! It's only been three weeks!

The Dynamo are back at last with a trip to Chicago to face their Eastern Conference rivals the Fire.

Galavision - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 50/HD 650; AT&T Uverse: 3003; DirecTV: 404; Dish: 273)
SportsTalk 790 (ENG Radio)
La Ranchera 850 (SPN Radio)

Geoff Gamble. MLS Career: 9 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 2; pens: 8

CHICAGO FIRE - OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dan Gargan (L toe sprain)
DYNAMO - OUT: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain)

ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Fire 3 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 6 wins, 20 goals ... Ties 3 AT CHICAGO (6 meetings): Fire 1 win, 6 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 2 RETURN MATCHES: 7/3: Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. CT; 9/2: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, 6 p.m. CT (Galavision)


4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 - Boswell 83)
10/1: HOU 1, CHI 1 (Clark 33 - Oduro 43)
The teams played to a pair of 1-1 draws in their two meetings last season.
Houston won on three consecutive visits to Toyota Park from 2007-2009, before the Fire claimed a 2-0 victory in their home fixture in 2010.
Coaches record: Frank Klopas vs. HOU: P1 W0 L0 D1 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. CHI: P17 W7 L5 D5

Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:


Fire Starting XI:

Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Anibaba, Segares; Pappa, Pardo, Pause; Grazzini, Nyarko, Oduro