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Chicago Fire
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Final
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Houston Dynamo
HOU
Sunday, September 1, 20133:00 PM
Toyota ParkMLS Regular SeasonSunnyUniMasAttendance: 17808

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'HOUAdam Moffat
  • Corey Ashe
 36'CHIBobby Boswell (OG) 
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 51'HOU Warren CreavalleFoul
 40'CHI Chris RolfeFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 84'CHI
Joel Lindpere (M)
Alex (M)
 77'HOU
Andrew Driver (M)
Giles Barnes (F)
 70'CHI
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
Chris Rolfe (F)
 66'HOU
Cam Weaver (F)
Warren Creavalle (M)
 64'CHI
Patrick Nyarko (M)
Dilly Duka (M)
 43'HOU
Corey Ashe (D)
Eric Brunner (D)

Starting Formations

25Johnson6Anibaba22Berry4Soumaré13Segares71Alex20Larentowicz5Arévalo Rios8Duka17Rolfe9MageeM26121424703331Hall8Sarkodie32Boswell2Brunner4Taylor27García5Creavalle16Moffat11Davis12Bruin23BarnesM20252615281014RAA4

Lineups

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Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
6DJalil Anibaba
22DAustin Berry
4DBakary Soumaré
13DGonzalo Segares
71MAlex
20MJeff Larentowicz
5MEgidio Arévalo Rios
8MDilly Duka
17FChris Rolfe
9FMike Magee
Houston Dynamo
1GTally Hall
8DKofi Sarkodie
32DBobby Boswell
2DEric Brunner
4DJermaine Taylor
27MOscar Boniek García
5MWarren Creavalle
16MAdam Moffat
11MBrad Davis
12FWill Bruin
23FGiles Barnes
Bench
26Joel Lindpere
12Logan Pause
14Patrick Nyarko
24Quincy Amarikwa
70Paolo Tornaghi
3Hunter Jumper
33Juan Luis Anangonó
 
20Andrew Driver
25Brian Ching
26Corey Ashe
15Cam Weaver
28Erich Marscheider
10Alexander López
14Jason Johnson
Managers
  Frank Klopas
 
  Dominic Kinnear
OFFICIALS

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RefereeDrew Fischer  
Assistant RefereeCraig Lowry  
Assistant RefereeMike Kampmeinert  
Fourth OfficialYounes Marrakchi  
Sunday, September 1, 2013
3:00 PM
Toyota Park
UniMas

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire let the Houston Dynamo hang around all game at Toyota Park, and the Dynamo took advantage with just seconds to spare by snagging a 90th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 tie on Sunday afternoon.

Adam Moffat salvaged a point for the Dynamo, taking a clever backheel from Corey Ashe and ripping a laser into the upper 90 to keep the Fire from jumping ahead of Houston and into a playoff spot.

Chicago weren't able to convert on a bevy of chances, but it looked like that might not matter after Bobby Boswell played a header into his own goal in the 37th minute. Mike Magee's service found its way past Jeff Larentowicz's head and deflected off of Boswell past goalkeeper Tally Hall to give the Fire a 1-0 lead.

It was a deserved lead, as Chicago dominated much of the first hour thanks largely to the efforts of Dilly Duka. The winger created a number of good chances, and had some himself, but the scrambling Dynamo defense was able to extinguish every threat.

Houston best chance of the day when Will Bruin received a pass from Giles Barnes and broke through the Fire defense before his open shot was saved by Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson, just four minutes in.

The tone of the game changed over the last half hour as Chicago went into a shell and Houston began to dominate possession. That allowed Ashe, who came on at the end of the first half for an injured Eric Brunner, to push higher into the attack and create width for the visitors.

It paid off on the equalizer, Moffat’s third goal of the year.

In stoppage time, Jalil Anibaba's header off of a Mage free kick appeared to be heading to the lower corner, but Hall was able to make an outstanding save to preserve the point.

The Fire had a chance to jump into a tie for a playoff spot for the first time this season, but the loss kept them in seventh place. They'll head to Seattle next Saturday to face the Sounders, when they'll try to gain on the Dynamo, who are two points ahead of them.

The Dynamo, who are now tied with New England for the fifth and final playoff spot with a game in hand, head to Columbus on Wednesday before hosting New York next Sunday.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Sean Johnson Huge save early, brave off his line throughout and several nice plays late as well. Could do nothing on the goal.
2 Dilly Duka Fire fans have to be scratching their heads at that sub - Duka was dominant, and when he came off the game changed
3 Adam Moffat A week after the nightmare in Montreal, Moffat put in a strong all-around shift and capped it with another memorable goal