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April 14, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 18942‎
 
26′ Will Bruin
Chris Rolfe 29′
81′ Brad Davis
 

Houston Dynamo 2-1 Chicago Fire: Davis inspires Dynamo to MLS all-time home unbeaten record

The U.S. international had an assist in the first half and a goal in the second to ensure his side would set a new MLS record.

By Seth Vertelney

Brad Davis, Houston Dyamo, MLS
Patrick McDermott
Brad Davis had a goal and an assist as the Houston Dynamo defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday. With the win, the Dynamo now have a 35-game home unbeaten streak in all competitions, a new MLS record.

The Dynamo opened the scoring midway through the first half, thanks to great work from Davis on the left flank. The U.S. international easily beat Fire right back Wells Thompson, before chipping a tremendous ball into the box which Bruin could hardly miss with a header from six yards out.

The lead lasted barely three minutes. Miscommunication between Corey Ashe and Jermaine Taylor meant a loose ball in Houston's area sat up invitingly for an onrushing Chris Rolfe to sidefoot into the upper corner, leaving Tally Hall with no chance.

The game would stay level until there were just 10 minutes to play. Davis received the ball on the right flank and swung in a dangerous curling cross to the far post. Bobby Boswell jumped and couldn't connect on a header, but the ball bounced in Sean Johnson's far corner.

Jeff Larentowicz had the Fire's best chance to level, but his header struck the crossbar off a corner kick with just minutes to go. The Dynamo were able to celebrate a win and a new record, as the team has not lost a competitive home game since June 18, 2011.

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Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
 - 
8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
93′
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
81′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
23
Giles Barnes
Striker
86′
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
70′
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
26′ 75′
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Chicago Fire

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25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
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4
 - 
13
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4
 - 
11
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
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-
W. Thompson
Midfielder
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20
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Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
88′
 - 
15
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Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
86′
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-
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Substitutes

 - 
70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
88′
 - 
19
Corben Bone
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
57′
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4 2
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3 2