In the past four meetings between these teams, neither has won, recording four straight draws.
|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.