It's Gameday!

Houston begins Eastern Conference play tonight vs. the Fire at 6 pm on Galavision

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire
Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m. CT
Toyota Park, Chicago, Ill

All-time series: Dynamo tied 6-3-3 (Houston leads 3-1-2 at Chicago)

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Galavision - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 50/HD 650; AT&T Uverse: 3003; DirecTV: 404; Dish: 273)
SportsTalk 790 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.

PREVIEW
The Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo both return from layoffs when the clubs meet in an intraconference clash Sunday evening at Toyota Park. The Fire come into the game after a week off, their last match a 2-0 loss at the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo have had two weeks off since suffering their first loss on their season-opening road trip, a 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC.

REFEREE
Geoff Gamble. SAR (bench): Anthony Vasoli; JAR (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Drew Fischer MLS Career: 9 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 2; pens: 8

INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM
CHICAGO FIRE – OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dan Gargan (L toe sprain) ... HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Fire 3 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 6 wins, 20 goals ... Ties 3 AT CHICAGO (6 meetings): Fire 1 win, 6 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 2 RETURN MATCHES: 7/3: Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. CT; 9/2: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, 6 p.m. CT (Galavision)

LAST YEAR (MLS)

  • 4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 – Boswell 83)
  • 10/1: HOU 1, CHI 1 (Clark 33 – Oduro 43)
  • The teams played to a pair of 1-1 draws in their two meetings last season.
  • Houston won on three consecutive visits to Toyota Park from 2007-2009, before the Fire claimed a 2-0 victory in their home fixture in 2010.
  • Coaches record: Frank Klopas vs. HOU: P1 W0 L0 D1 ... Dominic Kinnear vs. CHI: P17 W7 L5 D5

Bobby Boswell and Brian Ching discuss Sunday night's match