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Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire | 2017 MLS Match Preview

 Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire
2017 MLS Match Preview
BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston
Sunday, October 22 – 4 p.m. ET
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Two postseason participants face off in Sunday's lone cross-conference matchup, with crucial seeding at stake. For the Chicago Fire can not only lock up home-field for a potential Knockout Round match, but skip one altogether with a bye. The Houston Dynamo will be chasing a full result, as three points -- and some help from either Colorado (vs. Seattle) or Real Salt Lake (vs. Sporting KC) -- seals a home setting in the Knockout Round.

The Fire enter rounding into form, with a comeback 3-2 victory against Philadelphia triggered by a Nemanja Nikolic hat trick. Houston, meanwhile, rides a five-match unbeaten streak that most recently took four points from a home-and-home series with Western Conference rival Sporting KC.


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Houston Dynamo

  • Suspended: NONE
  • Int’l Duty: NONE
  • Injury Report: OUT: D George Malki (torn ACL 3/15); M Memo Rodriguez (right knee sprain); QUESTIONABLE: D Phillipe Senderos (right adductor strain)

Projected Starting XI
(4-2-3-1; left-to-right)
GK: Tyler Deric – DaMarcus Beasley, Leondardo, Adolofo Machado, AJ DeLaGarza – Ricardo Clark, Eric Alexander – Alex, Tomas Martinez, Alberth Elis – Erick "Cubo" Torres

Notes: According to Opta, Adolfo Machado leads MLS with 193 clearances this season, 15 more than the next closest player.

Chicago Fire

  • Suspended: NONE
  • Int’l Duty: NONE
  • Injury Report: OUT: M John Goossens (right ankle surgery), GK Jorge Bava (left elbow surgery), D Christian Dean (fifth metatarsal fracture), F Michael de Leeuw (ruptured left ACL), M Bastian Schweinsteiger (right thigh injury); QUESTIONABLE: M Daniel Johnson (left MCL injury), M Juninho (left knee injury)

Projected Starting XI
(4-2-3-1, left to right)
GK: Matt Lampson – Brandon Vincent, Joao Meira, Johan Kappelhoff, Matt Polster – Djordje Mihailovic, Dax McCarty – David Accam, Luis Solignac, Arturo Alvarez – Nemanja Nikolic

Notes: The Fire have never won at BBVA Compass Stadium, and overall haven't won in Houston since the 2007 season, now nine consecutive visits without a victory.

All-Time Series

  • Overall: Houston holds an 8-6-8 advantage, with a 30-26 goal differential.
  • At Houston: The Dynamo are 5-2-4 against Chicago, with a 16-12 (+4) advantage.

Referees

Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Ted Unkel
Video Assistant Referee: Nima Saghafi

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Current Form

Houston
Chicago

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Houston DynamoChicago Fire
33Games Played33
12Wins16
10Losses10
11Draws7
54Goals61
45Goals Conceded44
348Shots330
161Shots on Target163
417Fouls committed387
358Fouls suffered378
40Offside91
165Corners145

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
HOU105963541.6
CHI313845611.8
01234+Avg
HOU117432.5
CHI054442.4
01234+Avg
HOU942200.8
CHI384011.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
HOU714732451.4
CHI118761441.3
01234+Avg
HOU3102101.1
CHI853100.8
01234+Avg
HOU445221.6
CHI334511.9
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