On a sweltering May afternoon, the Dynamo failed to take advantage of their chances in a 1-0 loss to Chicago. Midfielder Thiago provided the only goal of the game in the 50th minute, and Houston could not score on any of its 10 shots.
Chicago Fire (2-1-4) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-3-1)
May 20, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
CHI -- Thiago 2 (unassisted) 50
Chicago Fire -- Zach Thornton, C.J. Brown (Jack Stewart 68), Logan Pause, Dasan Robinson, Tony Sanney, Chris Armas, Thiago, Ivan Guerrero, Diego Gutierrez (Leonard Griffin 51), Nate Jaqua, Chris Rolfe (Brian Plotkin 80).
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Pickens, Chad Barrett, Calen Carr, Floyd Franks.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane (Kevin Goldthwaite 77), Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel (Kelly Gray 86), Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Ronald Cerritos (Julian Nash 77), Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Stuart Holden, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.
CHI -- C.J. Brown (caution; Dissent) 15
HOU -- Brian Mullan (caution; Tackle from Behind) 28
HOU -- Craig Waibel (caution; Persistent Infringement) 84
HOU -- Brad Davis (ejection; Persistent Infringement) 92+
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Kyle Borne
4th official: Colin Tait
Weather: Sunny-and-89 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial