HOUSTON DYNAMO VS CHICAGO FIRE

Houston Dynamo will be hosting the Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium for the last regular season game, after securing a place in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs when a contested draw against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night last week.  Demarcus Beasley will be facing his team he started his career with and Alex joined the Chicago Fire in 2012 when he came to MLS from FC Wohlem in Switzerland.  Chicago Fire will also play in the playoff’s so a win for either team is important.  A win for Dynamo will make a difference in hosting a knock out round at home or away.  As for Chicago Fire, a win will decide if they will get a Bye in the first round.

The Dynamo did not waste any time in scoring, with a minute and 22 seconds into the game, #22 Leonardo with the assistance of #19 Mauro Manotas,  scored the first goal to put the Dynamo up first.  The teams both know the importance of the game today, so both teams will be on high alert offensively and on defense.  In the 13th minute, #2 Jalil Anibaba,  came in the game to replace the injured #20 A.J. Delagarza.  The Dynamo and Chicago Fire battled back and forth in the first half but no points were scored.  The first half ended with Dynamo 1 and Chicago Fire 0.

In the second half, 66th minute, Chicago Fire made a substitution in their line up, #66 Joao Meira came in for #2 Matt Poister.  The Dynamo scored in the 68th minute by #12 Romell Quioto to make the score, Dynamo 2 and Chicago Fire 0.  In the play he scored, Quioto injured himself, so #17 Alberth “La Pantera” Elis replaced  him.  The Chicago Fire made their final two substitutions in their line up #19 Juninho for #11 David Accam and #13 Brandt Bronico in for #6 Dax McCarty.  The Dynamo struck again in the 75th minute with the assistance of #11 Andrew Wenger, #19 Mauro Manotas scored another goal.  The Dynamo made their final substitution in the 77th minute,  #10 Vicente Sanchez coming in to replace #5 Juan Cabezas.

The final score, Dynamo 3 and Chicago Fire 0.  The Man of the Match, #22 Leonardo.

Santos Hernandez, Senior Writer

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