Dynamo 2, Chicago Fire 1

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In front of more than 20,000 fans orange-clad fans, the Dynamo allowed an early goal but recovered behind strikes from Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Mullan to take a crucial 2-1 win over Chicago, aided by five saves from Pat Onstad.

Chicago Fire (10-7-5) vs. Houston Dynamo (9-5-8)
August 31, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX

Scoring Summary:
CHI -- Brian McBride 1 (Cuauhtemoc Blanco 7) 6
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 5 (Brad Davis 6) 7
HOU -- Brian Mullan 3 (Brad Davis 7, Nate Jaqua 3) 39

Chicago Fire -- Jon Busch, Brandon Prideaux (Mike Banner 76), Wilman Conde, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares (Marco Pappa 87), John Thorrington, Logan Pause, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Justin Mapp (Andy Herron 66), Brian McBride, Chris Rolfe.
Substitutes Not Used: Nick Noble, C.J. Brown, Diego Gutierrez, Stephen King.

Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Patrick Ianni 85), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis (Stuart Holden 88), Brian Ching, Nate Jaqua (Kei Kamara 78).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Corey Ashe, Geoff Cameron, Craig Waibel.

Misconduct Summary:
CHI -- Bakary Soumare (caution; Reckless Tackle) 59
CHI -- Cuauhtemoc Blanco (caution; Reckless Tackle) 62

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee's Assistants: Bill Dittmar; Eric Boria
4th official: Fernando Galvan
Attendance: 22,554
Weather: Cloudy-and-95-degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial