A third nationally televised Thursday night game in less than a month brought the Dynamo their third 4-0 win behind goals from Stuart Holden, Nate Jaqua (against his former club), Joseph Ngwenya, and Chris Wondolowski. Ngwenya’s mazy dribbling run and tight-angle finish made his goal a finalist for Goal of the Year.
Houston Dynamo (10-5-2) vs. Chicago Fire (4-8-4)
July 12, 2007 -- Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
HOU -- Stuart Holden 3 (Wade Barrett 2, Ricardo Clark 3) 31
HOU -- Nate Jaqua 2 (unassisted) 58
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya 6 (Nate Jaqua 2) 62
HOU -- Chris Wondolowski 1 (Dwayne De Rosario 1) 91+
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane (Patrick Ianni 46), Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Richard Mulrooney, Stuart Holden, Nate Jaqua (Chris Wondolowski 91+), Joseph Ngwenya (Dwayne De Rosario 81).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Brian Ching, Nick Hatzke.
Chicago Fire -- Matt Pickens, Diego Gutierrez, Jim Curtin, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares, Thiago, Chris Armas, Ivan Guerrero (William Oliveira 64), Bruno Menezes (Calen Carr 73), Justin Mapp, Chad Barrett.
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Busch, Jeff Curtin, Floyd Franks, Logan Pause, Brian Plotkin.
CHI -- Diego Gutierrez (caution; Dissent) 70
HOU -- Stuart Holden (caution; Reckless Foul) 76
CHI -- Thiago (caution; Tackle from Behind) 80
Referee: Alex Prus
Referee's Assistants: George Vergara; Anthony Vasoli
4th official: Abbey Okulaja
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial