MLS Regular Season

Kinnear looks to make amends against Chicago

Houston coach to have honest discussion with players before naming lineup
Kinnear looks to make amends against Chicago
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Two weeks ago, Dominic Kinnear took responsibility for how he handled his team during a busy stretch. With Tuesday’s match against the streaking Chicago Fire (7:30 pm CT, watch on KPRC), the Houston Dynamo head coach has a chance to make amends.

Just three days removed from a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union this past Saturday, Kinnear is in a similar situation to the one he was in after a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact on June 23. Following that match, Kinnear told MLSsoccer.com he mismanaged his exhausted team during a time when they had four matches in two weeks.

Grazzini out again for Chicago Fire

Chicago to be without Argentine midfielder for second straight match
Grazzini out again for Chicago Fire
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – When the Chicago Fire announced last week they had picked up Sebastián Grazzini’s contract option for the rest of the season, it appeared the playmaker would continue to be a mainstay in the Fire lineup.

Not so fast.                                              

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire

Less than 500 tickets remain for Tuesday's match
Preview: Dynamo vs. Fire
Fire Preview

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire
Tuesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Dynamo lead 6-3-4

BROADCAST INFORMATION
KPRC Local 2 - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7 p.m.

Less than 1,500 tickets remain for Tuesday's match vs. Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium

Military Appreciation Night, presented by Budweiser, includes postgame fireworks
Less than 1,500 tickets remain for Tuesday's match vs. Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium

Less than 1,500 tickets remain for tomorrow night’s game between the Houston Dynamo and the Chicago Fire, presented by Budweiser, it was announced today. Tuesday is Military Appreciation Night, with a fireworks show following the game.

Dynamo hope for fireworks against Chicago

Houston unbeaten at home, Chicago on three game win streak
Dynamo hope for fireworks
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Tuesday will be the second meeting between the Chicago Fire and the Houston Dynamo, but they have yet played 90 minutes against each other this year. Their April 15 match was cut short in the 66th minute due to lightning, and each team had to leave with a 1-1 draw.

Dynamo's Davis passes PK baton to Ching

Houston hope striker's first BBVA Compass Stadium goal gets him rolling
Dynamo's Davis passes PK baton to Ching
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 A penalty kick is soccer’s ultimate moment of individual responsibility, yet there was stellar teamwork involved when Brian Ching stepped up from 12 yards to give the Houston Dynamo a hard-fought victory against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Brad Davis is the Dynamo’s normally assumes penalty-kick duties and scored the winner from the spot against the San Jose Earthquakes in the second game of the season. He claimed a fine goal from open play in the first half of Saturday’s match.

VIDEO: Dynamo 2, Union 1

Watch full highlights from Saturday's win over Philadelphia
Match Highlights
Highlights

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Davis, Ching goals power Dynamo to 2-1 win

Houston earns three points behind goals from Dynamo originals
Home Cooking
Dynamo win
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One player has played 140 regular season games for the Houston Dynamo, another was making his debut. Both had key roles to play as the Dynamo quelled the Union’s mini-revival with a narrow 2-1 victory Saturday night.

In the end, Brian Ching’s 83rd-minute winner from the penalty spot gave Houston (6-5-5) an important three points while Philadelphia (3-9-2) were unable to follow up their 4-0 win over Sporting Kansas City with another impressive result.

VIDEO: Watch Houston's goals from Saturday night's win

Ching scores first goal in BBVA Compass Stadium with late PK
VIDEO: Watch Houston's goals from Saturday night's win

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Brad Davis puts Houston ahead 1-0

Cavalry on the way for tired defense

Jermaine Taylor available for selection after missing past two games due to injury
Defensive help on the way
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HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo’s defensive woes last week were tough to watch, for one person more than most.

As Houston struggled to keep Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact at bay, normal starting full back Jermaine Taylor was forced to watch as the club gave up seven goals, a franchise high for a two-game stretch. As possibly Houston’s most consistent and trustworthy defender nursed a strained hip flexor, he was forced to watch as the club struggled to plug the holes on the backline.

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