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Houston battle it out against Chicago.

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Basics

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire

Sunday, September, 27, 2pm CT

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston TX

Broadcast

CSN Houston Plus (1:30 p.m. pregame)

Univision Deportes Network (Spanish)

Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and 850 AM (Spanish)

Preview

A pair of clubs in desperate need of victories to put themselves back into the Eastern Conference playoff discussion
meet when the Houston Dynamo play host to the Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The
Dynamo are seven points out of fifth place and the final postseason spot in the division, two points ahead of the Fire
with six games to play for each. The Dynamo extended their undefeated streak to four games with a scoreless draw at
Philadelphia Union last week, while the Fire tied the record for draws in a season with a 3-3 result with D.C. United.


REFEREE: Jose Carlos Rivero. AR1 (bench): Eric Boria; AR2 (opposite): Greg Barkey; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 33 games; FC/gm: 27.0; Y/gm: 3.7; R: 9; pens: 19


SUSPENDED: CHI: Lovel Palmer (through Sept. 28); Bakary Soumare (caution accumulation; through Sept. 28)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD:
HOU: Kofi Sarkodie ... CHI: Bakary Soumare
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Will Bruin, Ricardo Clark, Boniek Garcia ... CHI: Mike Magee,
Chris Ritter, Patrick Ianni, Gonzalo Segares, Matt Watson
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Friday, Sept. 26)

Dynamo:

OUT: Tony Cascio - R knee ACL; Mark Sherrod - L knee ACL; Tally Hall - R knee ACL; Corey Ashe - R knee sprain
QUESTIONABLE: Will Bruin - R mid foot sprain; Jermaine Taylor - concussion; Boniek Garcia - concussion

Chicago:

OUT: Steven Kinney - herniated disc; Mike Magee - R hip surgery
QUESTIONABLE: Sanna Nyassi - R groin strain


HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME
(18 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 26 goals ... Fire 4 wins, 22 goals ... Ties 7
AT HOUSTON (9 meetings): Dynamo 4 wins, 13 goals ... Fire 2 wins, 11 goals ... Ties 3
FUTURE MATCH: 10/24: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m. CT