Missing two national team stalwarts, the Dynamo stole a road win thanks to an early combination between Kei Kamara and Stuart Holden, with Holden one-timing a goal from a tight angle, and plenty of defending. Pat Onstad made two saves, and Richard Mulrooney headed a shot off the line to preserve the win.
Houston Dynamo (6-2-3) vs. Chicago Fire (5-2-6)
June 5, 2009 -- Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
HOU -- Stuart Holden 3 (Kei Kamara 1, Andrew Hainault 1) 4
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Andrew Hainault, Corey Ashe (Brian Mullan 52), Richard Mulrooney, Stuart Holden, Brad Davis, Ade Akinbiyi (Dominic Oduro 65), Kei Kamara (Chris Wondolowski 75).
Substitutes Not Used: Tally Hall, Wade Barrett, Mike Chabala, Danny Cruz.
Chicago Fire -- Jon Busch, Brandon Prideaux (Baggio Husidic 87), C.J. Brown, Dasan Robinson, Tim Ward, Patrick Nyarko, Logan Pause (Justin Mapp 63), John Thorrington, Marco Pappa (Mike Banner 77), Brian McBride, Chris Rolfe.
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Dykstra, Stefan Dimitrov, Austin Washington, Daniel Woolard.
HOU -- Brad Davis (caution; Tactical Foul) 27
HOU -- Chris Wondolowski (caution; Reckless Tackle) 76
CHI -- Justin Mapp (caution; Reckless Tackle) 81
CHI -- Tim Ward (caution; Tactical Foul) 88
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee's Assistants: Eric Boria; Peter Balciunas
4th official: Abbey Okulaja
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-78-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial