In a back-and-forth game, Houston’s third road contest in 12 days, the Dynamo responded just after halftime when Chris Wondolowski canceled out an early Justin Mapp goal. Dwayne De Rosario then produced one of the goals of the year, floating a shot from midfield that beat Zach Thornton to give Houston the lead. A late penalty kick from Andy Herron, however, cost the Dynamo their chance at the full three points.
Houston Dynamo (9-7-9) vs. Chicago Fire (8-8-8)
August 30, 2006 -- Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
CHI -- Justin Mapp 2 (C.J. Brown 1) 36
HOU -- Chris Wondolowski 1 (unassisted) 42
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 9 (unassisted) 59
CHI -- Andy Herron 6 (penalty kick) 75
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane, Kelly Gray, Eddie Robinson, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Adrian Serioux, Chris Wondolowski (Stuart Holden 73), Alejandro Moreno, Brian Mullan.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Kevin Goldthwaite, Patrick Ianni, Julian Nash, Craig Waibel.
Chicago Fire -- Zach Thornton, C.J. Brown (Gonzalo Segares 46+), Diego Gutierrez (Thiago 71), Dasan Robinson, Tony Sanneh, Chris Armas, Ivan Guerrero, Nate Jaqua, Justin Mapp, Calen Carr, Andy Herron (Brian Plotkin 82).
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Pickens, Justin Curtin, Floyd Franks, Ryan Johnson.
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Professional Foul) 27
CHI-- Calen Carr (caution; Reckless Foul) 53
HOU -- Alejandro Moreno (caution; Simulation) 68
CHI -- Chris Armas (caution; Pushing) 94+
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Corey Rockwell; Anthony Vasoli
4th official: Abbey Okulaja
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-72 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial