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Game Thread: Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire

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The time has come for the final game of the season.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The Basics

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire

Friday, October 24, 7pm CT

Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

Broadcast

NBC Sports Network

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM (Spanish)

Preview

The Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo bring down the curtains on their 2014 campaigns when they meet in an Eastern Conference clash Friday evening at Toyota Park. The Fire have set a record for draws in a single MLS season, their winless streak now at eight games following a 2-1 loss at D.C. United last weekend. The Dynamo will be looking to make a winner of head coach Dominic Kinnear - the only head coach the club has known - in his first game in charge, coming off a 2-1 defeat by the New England Revolution in their final home game of the season last week.


REFEREE: Allen Chapman. AR1 (bench): Anthony Vasoli; AR2 (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic
MLS Career: 49 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 12; pens: 18

SUSPENDED: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Wednesday, Oct. 22)

Dynamo:
OUT: Mark Sherrod - L knee ACL; Tally Hall - R knee ACL; DaMarcus Beasley - L hamstring strain
SUSPENDED: Luis Garrido - MLS Disciplinary Committee decision

Chicago:
OUT: Steve Kinnie - Lower back surgery; Mike Magee - Right hip surgery; Patrick Nyarko - Right knee
QUESTIONABLE: Razvan Cocis - Facial fracture; Robert Earnshaw - Hamstring tightness

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (19 meetings): Fire 4 wins, 22 goals ... Dynamo 8 wins, 28 goals ... Ties 7
AT CHICAGO (9 meetings): Fire 2 wins, 11 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 13 goals ... Ties 4