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  • October 1, 2011
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  • • John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Chicago Fire

David Banks

Winners of five of six, Chicago looks to stay in the playoff hunt at Houston, which is second in the East.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Cameron, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Camargo, Moffat, Davis; Ching, Carr.

INJURY REPORT

None
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares; Pardo, Pause, Paladini, Pappa; Nyarko, Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Gabriel Ferrari (L knee ACL reconstruction); DF Steven Kinney (lower abdominal strain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sebastian Grazzini (R hamstring strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Marco Pappa scored three for the Fire on Wednesday night as they surprisingly defeated Real Salt Lake 3-0.

  • Houston secured a huge 1-0 win over in-state rivals FC Dallas last weekend, courtesy of a late Geoff Cameron goal.
  • Chicago is now only three points back of the Red Bulls for the final MLS playoff spot. Portland and D.C., however, also sit between the Fire and the Red Bulls.
  • In the reverse fixture on April 23 at Toyota Park, Houston’s Bobby Boswell scored in the 83rd minute, earning the Dynamo a 1-1 draw.
  • Chicago will have to juggle its lineup for this match, as it will face Seattle just three days later in the U.S. Open Cup final in Seattle.
  • Houston is in second place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind leaders Sporting Kansas City.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
32Bobby BoswellDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
-Carlo CostlyStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
12Will BruinStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
17Cory GibbsDefender
4Baggio HusidicMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
-D. ChávesStriker
-Jon ConwayGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
23Josip MikulićDefender
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
10M. PappaStriker
-Orr BarouchStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker

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