After another loss midweek at the New York Red Bulls, the Chicago Fire were looking for anything positive on Saturday afternoon. They got that with a 1-0 against the Houston Dynamo.
The win was just the Fire's second of 2016, with the first win coming on April 2 against the Philadelphia Union. The game-winner came early on, when Gilberto played a no-look through-ball to a streaking Arturo Alvarez. The Salvadoran knicked it over an onrushing Tyler Deric for his first goal in a Fire uniform.
Houston Dynamo (3-7-2; 11 points) vs. Chicago Fire (2-5-4; 10 points)
MLS Regular Season
May 21, 2016—Toyota Park— Bridgeview, Illinois
CHI: Arturo Alvarez 1 (Gilberto 2) 3
Houston Dynamo: Tyler Deric; Sheanon Williams, David Horst, Agus Garcia, DaMarcus Beasley (Jalil Anibaba 13); Andrew Wenger, Alex Lima, Ricardo Clark, Giles Barnes ©, Cristian Maidana (Mauro Manotas 65); Will Bruin (Leonel Miranda 55)
Unused substitutes: Joe Willis, Boniek Garcia, Raul Rodriguez, Collen Warner
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Andrew Wenger 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Mauro Manotas 2); FOULS: 8 (Agus, David Horst, Sheanon Williams tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 0;CORNER KICKS: 6 (Leonel Miranda 5); SAVES: 6
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Rodrigo Ramos, Johan Kappelhof, Jonathan Cambell, Brandon Vincent; Nick LaBrocca, Matt Polster (Razvan Cocis 81), Michael Stephens; Arturo Alvarez, Gilberto, Kennedy Igboananike (Joey Calistri 62)
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Lampson, Eric Gehrig, Joao Meira, Khaly Thiam, Alex Morrell
TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Gilberto 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Arturo Alvarez, Gilberto tied with 2); FOULS: 9 (Brandon Vincent 3); OFFSIDES: 2 (Kennedy Igboananike, Joey Calistri tied with 1); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Arturo Alvarez 4); SAVES: 3
HOU: David Horst (caution) 23
CHI: Kennedy Igboananike (caution) 56
CHI: Matt Polster (caution) 76
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Kermit Quisenberry, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth Official: Kevin Terry Jr.