Category: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo

Fire tie Dynamo 1-1 in friendly

*Would have posted this last night, but the website was undergoing some technical difficulties.* The Fire played MLS foe the Houston Dynamo to a 1-1 draw Thursday night in the club’s second-to-last game before they (hopefully…) kick off the season against the New York Red Bulls on March 27th. Houston got on the board first... Read more »

Fire to play Dynamo in penultimate preseason friendly

The Fire announced last night that they will be taking on fellow MLS side the Houston Dynamo in their second-to-last friendly of the preseason. The match will kick off this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Carl Lewis Track and Field Complex in Houston. The Fire had originally planned to travel to New Orleans for... Read more »

Fire 2 -- Houston 3: A tough loss in Texas

In a thrilling match full of injuries, controversy and goals, the Fire came out losers Sunday night, falling to the MLS leading Houston Dynamo 3-2 at Robertson Stadium. The Fire – who saw their five game MLS unbeaten streak come to a close – couldn’t catch a break all night long and fell victim to... Read more »

Matchday: 8-9

The Fire and Houston are set to kick off in a little more than three hours, so it’s time for me to get the Matchday thread going.  The Fire need a win to keep pace with first place Columbus, who beat San Jose 3-0 yesterday.  I’ll be posting some thoughts I have on the play... Read more »

Fire vs. Houston: Match Preview

Fresh off a crushing penalty kick loss to Tigres UANL in Wednesday’s SuperLiga final, the Fire is looking to turn it around on Sunday night when they take on the MLS leading Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium in Texas (7:30 / DirectKick). The two teams will be playing their second match against each other this... Read more »

Fire vs Dynamo: Player Ratings

So, this feature hasn’t exactly been running as smooth as I would like.  So, in an effort to make it well…better, I will be providing a ratings scale along with the player ratings this week.  Here we go… The Scale:1 – Really, really, really bad.  Like, atrocious.2 – A very bad performance.  Not as bad... Read more »

Fire 0 -- Houston 1: More Post Game Reaction

So last night’s 1-0 loss to Houston was disappointing.  But it wasn’t all bad.  In fact, I thought that the Fire played pretty well.  They attacked nicely and (with the exception of the opening 4 minutes) played solid defense.  Unfortunately, the inability to finish off one of their many chances cost the Fire big time,... Read more »

Fire fall to Houston 1-0

The Chicago Fire fell to the Houston Dynamo on Friday night, losing a hard fought match 1-0.  Houston midfielder Stuart Holden scored the match’s lone goal in the 4th minute, and the Dynamo made it stand up despite a bevy of Chicago chances.  Despite the loss, I thought the Fire played pretty well.  They controlled... Read more »

Fire vs. Houston Dynamo -- Lineups Announced

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... Read more »

Fire vs. Dynamo -- Match Preview

The first-place Chicago Fire, fresh off of Sunday’s disaster against FC Dallas, will be looking to reverse their fortunes Friday night when they take on the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park. For the second game in a row, the Fire will be missing players due to international duty.  Midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco (who is with the... Read more »