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  • July 27, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Chicago Fire

Jonathan Daniel

The Dynamo return from a bye week looking for their third win in a row in a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference wildcard round.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-5-1): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Driver, Clark, Davis, Moffat, Boniek Garcia; Barnes.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Anthony Arena (R ankle sprain), Calen Carr (L knee)

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Tornaghi; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Lindpere, Larentowicz, Alex, Nyarko; Magee, Rolfe.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Steven Kinney (R quad strain), Dilly Duka (R groin strain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the second meeting this year between the two teams who were in the Eastern Conference wildcard round a season ago. Houston took the April 14 meet by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • The Dynamo have won their last two games after a seven-game winless skid and sits in fifth place in the East with 29 points from 19 games.
  • Houston played English Premier League side Stoke City in a friendly this week, coming out on top 2-0 behind goals from Andrew Driver and Giles Barnes. Brad Davis returned from his hamstring injury as a second-half substitute.
  • Chicago is coming off a 4-1 rout of D.C. United, in which Chris Rolfe scored twice and Joel Lindpere netted a goal and two assists.
  • Patrick Nyarko is set to return for the Fire after battling strep throat, while in-form winger Dilly Duka could miss out because of a hamstring injury.
  • The Fire made a significant addition this week, adding Ecuadorian forward Juan Luis Anangono as a Designated Player.
  • The Gold Cup has claimed a pair of would-be starters for either side, as Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Houston forward Will Bruin remain with the USA through Sunday's final against Panama.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 27, 2013 Houston Dynamo 1 - Chicago Fire 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 14, 2013 Houston Dynamo 2 - Chicago Fire 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 31, 2012 Chicago Fire 1 - Houston Dynamo 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 2, 2012 Chicago Fire 3 - Houston Dynamo 1
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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
-Mike ChabalaDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
19A. DixonMidfielder
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
9Mike MageeMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
18Chris RolfeStriker
-Alec KannGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker

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