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David Gantar. Career: 13 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 8; pens: 1
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling)
CHICAGO FIRE -- OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); DOUBTFUL: DF Steven Kinney (R groin pain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Logan Pause (rib fractures); MF Michael Videira (R Achilles inflammation)
- ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Fire 3 wins, 16 goals ... Dynamo 6 wins, 21 goals ... Ties 4
- AT CHICAGO (7 meetings): Fire 1 win, 7 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 11 goals ... Ties 3
- 4/15/12: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Pause 27 - Bruin 24)
- 7/3/12: HOU 0, CHI 0
- The teams have played to two draws already this season.
- On April 15, Houston's Will Bruin and Chicago's Logan Pause traded goals in a 1-1 draw at Toyota Park ended early because of bad weather.
- The teams played to a scoreless draw July 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The teams have now played to four consecutive draws in their all-time series.
- Coaches record: Frank Klopas vs. HOU: P3 W0 L0 D3 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. CHI: P19 W7 L5 D7
Dynamo Starting XI & Bench:
Fire Starting XI:
Johnson, Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Fernandez, Paladini, Pardo (C), Nyarko; Rolfe, MacDonald