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September 1, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 17808‎
 
36′ (OG) Bobby Boswell
Adam Moffat 90′

Chicago Fire 1-1 Houston Dynamo: Moffat strikes late to salvage draw

Both teams missed a chance to slot into the fifth position in the Eastern Conference after Adam Moffat's stoppage-time goal forced Chicago and Houston to split points.

By Avi Creditor

Adam Moffat, Houston Dynamo
Scott Halleran
Both the Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo had a chance to take advantage of the New England Revolution's draw with Toronto FC Saturday night and slide ahead into fifth position in the Eastern Conference with a victory Sunday. Instead, they're exactly where they started when the day began after a moment of late drama in the playoff chase.

Adam Moffat's stoppage-time goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Dynamo at Toyota Park Sunday, keeping Houston and Chicago in sixth and seventh position, respectively, in the Eastern Conference. While the Revolution remain in fifth place on 37 points, the Dynamo (also on 37 points with 10 wins but with fewer goals scored) and Fire (35 points) each have a game in hand.

The Fire had taken the lead through a Dynamo gaffe, with defender Bobby Boswell inadvertently heading Mike Magee's 37th-minute corner kick by Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall while under pressure from Jeff Larentowicz to open the scoring.

Hall had an otherwise pristine game in goal, keeping the Dynamo in the game by making seven saves with his side under immense pressure from the hosts. He also had help from the goalpost, which denied Magee of a 73rd-minute strike that would have given Chicago a 2-0 lead.

Hall's ability to keep the Fire at bay allowed for Moffat to play hero, with the Scottish midfielder taking a layoff pass from Corey Ashe in second-half stoppage time and firing home for the equalizer and marking a personal best for goals in a single season with three.



Chicago Fire

25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Bakary Soumare
Defender
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
 - 
13
Gonzalo Segares
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
 - 
20
E. Arévalo
Midfielder
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
64′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Striker
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20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
84′
 - 
-
Chris Rolfe
Striker
40′ 70′
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Houston Dynamo

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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
8
 - 
32
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
90′
 - 
23
 - 
27
B. García
Midfielder
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker

Substitutes

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
84′
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
64′
 - 
24
 - 
33
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
43′
 - 
10
A. López
Midfielder
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
77′
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
66′
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2