Houston can set an MLS record of 35 straight home games without a loss against the visiting Fire, who haven't won in Houston since 2007.
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Ashe, Boswell, Taylor, Sarkodie; Davis, Clark, Moffat, Driver; Barnes, Cummings.
OUT: Calen Carr (L knee), Will Bruin (L hamstring strain)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): S. Johnson, Thompson, Berry, Anibaba, Jumper; Lindpere, Larentowicz, Pause, Paladini; MacDonald, Rolfe.
QUESTIONABLE: Alex (R calf contusion), Dilly Duka (R hamstring tightness), Patrick Nyarko (R hamstring tightness)
- Chicago earned its first win of the season last week in a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls.
- Daniel Paladini scored one and assisted two. Prior to that game, he had three goals and three assists in MLS.
- Houston will set an MLS record if it manages to avoid a defeat here. The Dynamo have gone 34 home games without a loss.
- The Fire won in Robertson Stadium -- the Dynamo's old home -- in 2006 and 2007, on its first two visits, and have not done so since.
- These teams met in the knockout round of the playoffs last year, with Houston advancing after a 3-1 win in Chicago.