MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Houston Dynamo
In the past four meetings between these teams, neither has won, recording four straight draws.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pardo, Paladini; Fernandez, Rolfe, Nyarko; MacDonald.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
DOUBTFUL: DF Steven Kinney (R groin pain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Logan Pause (rib fractures)
|Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Moffat, Clark, Boniek Garcia; Carr, Bruin, Kandji.
OUT: DF Alex Dixon (heat illness); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); MF Brad Davis (illness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- One point separates these sides in the Eastern Conference standings. Houston is third and Chicago is tied for fourth, but with a game in hand.
- Wll Bruin went a month without a goal, but notched his 11th of the season last week. He's tied for fourth in the league standings.
- Chicago's 4-2 loss to D.C. United on Aug. 24 was the first time the Fire have conceded more than two goals in a game.
- Sherjill MacDonald has a goal and two assists in three MLS starts (five appearances).
- Neither team has won this fixture in the past four meetings. The teams have already drawn twice this season.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 2-1 Houston Dynamo
- 50 %
Chicago Fire 1-1 Houston Dynamo
- 33.33 %
Chicago Fire 0-2 Houston Dynamo
- 16.67 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 14, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - Chicago Fire 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 31, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Houston Dynamo 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 2, 2012||Chicago Fire 3 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 3, 2012||Houston Dynamo 0 - Chicago Fire 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 15, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Houston Dynamo 1|
|May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Chicago Fire 0||MLS|
|Apr 20, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Columbus Crew 0||MLS|
|Apr 14, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - Chicago Fire 1||MLS|
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