Only 30 minutes away from kick-off here at Toyota Park, and the lineups have just been released.
Wilman Conde will not be playing tonight, he is still unable to go after picking up a shoulder injury against Chivas USA.
Despite some speculation here in the press box that the Fire would go with a 3-5-2 formation if Conde wasn't able to go, Denis Hamlett elected to use his standard 4-4-2 lineup.
Here are the Fire starters: GK: Jon Busch
DEF: Dasan Robinson, Tim Ward, C.J. Brown (Captain), Brandon Prideaux
MID: Patrick Nyarko, Logan Pause, John Thorrington, Marco Pappa
FWD: Brian McBride, Chris Rolfe
And here is Houston's starting 11:
GK: Pat Onstad
DEF: Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Andrew Hainault
MID: Corey Ashe, Stuart Holden, Richard Mulrooney, Brad Davis (Captain)
FWD: Ade Akinbiyi, Kei Kamara