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CHICAGO FIRE v HOUSTON DYNAMO (April 15, Toyota Park, 6 p.m. CT; Galavision) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Fire 3 1-1-1 4 2 3 at home 1 1-0-0 3 3 1 Dynamo on road

ROSTERS

25

3 2-1-0 6 2 2 3 2-1-0 6 2 2

Johnson

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

3

ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Fire 3 wins, 15 goals … Dynamo 6 wins, 20 goals … Ties 3

Gargan

AT CHICAGO (6 meetings): Fire 1 win, 6 goals … Dynamo 3 wins, 10 goals … Ties 2

17

6

23

Anibaba

Friedrich

16

12

Paladini

Pause

13 Segares

88

Pardo

LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 – Boswell 83) 10/1: HOU 1, CHI 1 (Clark 33 – Oduro 43) UPCOMING MATCHES DYNAMO FIRE Sat. Apr. 21 at Columbus Sat. Apr. 21 at Toronto FC Sat. Apr. 28 at D.C. United Sat. Apr. 28 Seattle Wed. May 9 at New York Fri. May 4 at Chivas USA Sat. May 12 D.C. United Wed. May 9 Real Salt Lake

Robayo

8

15

Oduro

Barouch

12

25

Bruin

Ching

19

10

Dixon

17

6

Camargo

Sturgis

32

20

Boswell

Cameron

Watson

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM FIRE

F 2 135

A 3 90

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

DYNAMO

26

F A 2 2 135 135

Ashe

1

HOW SCORED

1 0 1 0

2 0 1 0

Hall

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

0 2 0 0

2 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 2 0

0 1 1

TYPE OF PLAY

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

0 2 0

0 3 0

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) CHI HOU

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 1-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

REFEREE: Geoff Gamble. SAR (bench): Anthony Vasoli; JAR (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Drew Fischer INJURY REPORTS CHICAGO FIRE – OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dan Gargan (L toe sprain) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain)

CHICAGO FIRE Date Score (Gms since) 3/24/2012 CHI 1, PHI 0 10/15/2011 CHI 2, DC 1 10/12/2011 CHI 1, DAL 2 4/01/2012 CHI 0, COL 2 3/17/2012 CHI 1, MTL 1 3/24/2012 CHI 1, PHI 0 4/01/2012 CHI 0, COL 2

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Fire TWL Dynamo WWL

(0) (2) (2) (0) (2) (1) (0)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 Tally Hall (GK) 3 Calen Carr (FW) 4 Jermaine Taylor (DF) 5 Warren Creavalle (DF) 6 Nathan Sturgis (MF) 7 Colin Clark (MF) 8 Kofi Sarkodie (DF) 9 Macoumba Kandji (FW) 10 Je-Vaughn Watson (MF) 11 Brad Davis (MF) 12 Will Bruin (FW) 14 Colin Rolfe (FW) 15 Cam Weaver (FW) 16 Adam Moffat (MF) 17 Luiz Camargo (MF) 18 Josue Soto (MF) 19 Alex Dixon (MF) 20 Geoff Cameron (MF) 22 Brian Ownby (MF) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 25 Brian Ching (FW) 26 Corey Ashe (MF) 28 Erich Marscheider (GK) 31 Andre Hainault (DF) 32 Bobby Boswell (DF)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: HOU: Colin Clark (through April 28); Adam Moffat (through April 14) WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 1-0-0 0-1-1 2-0-0 0-1-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

31 Hainault

CHICAGO FIRE 1 Jay Nolly (GK) 3 Dan Gargan (DF) 4 Kwame Watson-Siriboe (DF) 5 Cory Gibbs (DF) 6 Jalil Anibaba (DF) 7 Kheli Dube (FW) 8 Dominic Oduro (FW) 9 Federico Puppo (FW) 10 Sebastian Grazzini (MF) 11 Daniel Paladini (MF) 12 Logan Pause (MF) 13 Gonzalo Segares (DF) 14 Patrick Nyarko (FW) 15 Orr Barouch (FW) 16 Marco Pappa (MF) 17 Pavel Pardo (MF) 19 Corben Bone (MF) 20 Tony Walls (DF) 21 Michael Videira (MF) 22 Austin Berry (DF) 23 Arne Friedrich (DF) 25 Sean Johnson (GK) 27 Victor Pineda (MF) 28 Steven Kinney (DF) 31 Tony Walls (DF) 70 Paolo Tornaghi (GK) 88 Rafael Robayo (MF) 94 Kellen Gulley (FW) 99 Hunter Jumper (DF)

HOUSTON DYNAMO Date Score (Gms since) 10/23/2011 HOU 3, LA 1 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 6/18/2011 HOU 0, CLB 2 3/23/2012 HOU 0, SEA 2 10/01/2011 HOU 1, CHI 1 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 3/23/2012 HOU 0, SEA 2

(0) (1) (8) (0) (5) (1) (0)

TEAM LEADERS FIRE G: 2 Oduro A: 1 Grazzini/Pappa SHT: 11 Oduro SOG: 8 Oduro FC: 6 Grazzini FS: 10 Nyarko OF: 4 Oduro C: 3 Grazzini E: 0 DYNAMO G: 1 Davis/Hainault A: 1 Moffat SHT: 9 Bruin SOG: 6 Bruin FC: 7 Cameron FS: 5 Ching OF: 2 Bruin/Ching C:  1 5 players tied E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG CHI 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.67 HOU 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.67 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG CHI 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1.00 HOU 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 0.67 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 CHI 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 HOU 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 CHI 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 HOU 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

CHICAGO FIRE v HOUSTON DYNAMO (April 15, Toyota Park, 6 p.m. CT - MLS Game 53)

CHICAGO FIRE 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Jay Nolly GK 6-3 205 01/02/1982 Orlando, FL 0 0 0 0 22 21 0 0 3 Dan Gargan DF 5-11 175 12/14/1982 Philadelphia, PA 2 2 0 0 103 79 2 7 4 Kwame Watson-Siriboe DF 6-3 196 11/13/1986 Chino Hills, CA 0 0 0 0 10 7 0 0 5 Cory Gibbs DF 6-1 180 01/14/1980 Plantation, FL 3 3 0 0 104 103 4 2 6 Jalil Anibaba DF 6-0 175 10/19/1988 Fullerton, CA 3 3 0 0 32 30 2 1 7 Kheli Dube FW 5-11 160 06/18/1983 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 72 45 14 9 8 Dominic Oduro FW 6-0 160 08/13/1985 Accra, Ghana 3 3 2 0 153 81 29 14 9 Federico Puppo FW 5-8 160 12/06/1986 Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 Sebastian Grazzini MF 5-11 165 01/25/1981 Rosario, Argentina 3 3 0 1 14 14 5 5 11 Daniel Paladini MF 5-9 165 11/11/1984 Van Nuys, CA 3 0 0 0 34 21 1 1 12 Logan Pause MF 5-10 155 08/22/1981 Hillsborough, NC 3 3 0 0 230 208 2 11 13 Gonzalo Segares DF 5-11 162 10/13/1982 San Jose, Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 150 147 8 12 14 Patrick Nyarko FW 6-0 165 01/15/1986 Kumasi, Ghana 3 3 0 0 99 73 7 21 15 Orr Barouch FW 6-2 190 11/29/1991 Haifa, Israel 1 0 0 0 29 2 2 2 16 Marco Pappa MF 5-10 155 11/15/1987 Guatemala City, Guatemala 3 3 0 1 93 84 20 12 17 Pavel Pardo MF 5-10 150 07/26/1976 Guadalajara, Mexico 3 3 0 0 16 15 1 5 19 Corben Bone MF 5-9 160 09/16/1988 Plano, TX 0 0 0 0 15 8 0 1 20 Tony Walls DF 5-11 185 01/16/1990 Wauwatosa, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 Michael Videira MF 5-10 170 01/06/1986 Milford, MA 0 0 0 0 21 12 0 1 22 Austin Berry DF 6-2 180 10/06/1988 Cincinnati, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 Arne Friedrich DF 6-1 170 05/29/1979 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 Sean Johnson GK 6-3 217 05/31/1989 Auburn, GA 0 0 0 0 41 41 0 0 27 Victor Pineda MF 5-11 140 05/15/1993 Chicago, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 Steven Kinney DF 6-0 175 10/28/1987 Norcross, GA 0 0 0 0 13 10 1 1 70 Paolo Tornaghi GK 6-2 175 06/21/1988 Garbagnate Milanese, Italy 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 88 Rafael Robayo MF 6-0 171 04/24/1984 Bogota, Colombia 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 94 Kellen Gulley FW 6-0 185 04/06/1994 Clinton, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 Hunter Jumper DF 6-2 175 02/28/1989 Plano, TX 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  : Frank Klopas

09/01/1966 W7 L6 T11

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Tally Hall GK 6-4 205 05/12/1985 SeaTac, WA 3 3 0 0 42 42 0 1 3 Calen Carr FW 6-0 150 10/04/1982 Oakland, CA 2 0 0 0 93 23 10 3 4 Jermaine Taylor DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 2 1 0 0 15 11 0 1 5 Warren Creavalle DF 6-0 165 08/14/1990 Brooklyn, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Nathan Sturgis MF 5-10 150 07/06/1987 Boca Raton, FL 1 0 0 0 76 62 1 2 7 Colin Clark MF 6-0 180 04/11/1984 Fort Collins, CO 3 3 0 0 116 90 14 13 8 Kofi Sarkodie DF 5-8 165 03/22/1991 Huber Heights, OH 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 9 Macoumba Kandji FW 6-4 175 08/02/1985 Dakar, Senegal 2 0 0 0 59 35 6 10 10 Je-Vaughn Watson MF 6-1 175 10/22/1983 St. Catherine, Jamaica 3 3 0 0 25 14 1 2 11 Brad Davis MF 5-11 175 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 3 3 1 0 259 221 36 80 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 194 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 3 3 0 0 28 24 5 1 14 Colin Rolfe FW 6-0 175 02/15/1990 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Cam Weaver FW 6-4 195 06/10/1983 Tacoma, WA 1 0 0 0 60 34 11 5 16 Adam Moffat MF 6-0 175 05/15/1986 Glasgow, Scotland 3 3 0 1 64 51 7 3 17 Luiz Camargo MF 5-8 172 05/04/1987 Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1 0 0 0 8 6 0 2 18 Josue Soto MF 5-9 155 01/03/1989 Fort Worth, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Alex Dixon MF 5-8 150 02/07/1990 Bay City, TX 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 20 Geoff Cameron DF 6-3 185 07/11/1985 Attleboro, MA 3 3 0 0 104 88 11 13 22 Brian Ownby MF 6-0 160 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 Tyler Deric GK 6-3 195 08/30/1988 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 25 Brian Ching FW 6-1 195 05/24/1978 Haleiwa, HI 3 3 0 0 192 160 77 28 26 Corey Ashe DF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 2 2 0 0 132 78 1 11 28 Erich Marscheider GK 6-3 185 01/05/1993 Vienna, Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 Andre Hainault DF 6-0 180 06/17/1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 3 3 1 0 82 79 5 3 32 Bobby Boswell DF 6-2 185 03/15/1983 Austin, TX 3 3 0 0 195 192 11 7 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W102 L68 T81

CHICAGO FIRE vs HOUSTON DYNAMO TOYOTA PARK, Bridgeview, Ill. April 15, 2012 (WEEK 6, MLS Game #53)

6 p.m. CT (Galavisión)

The Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo both return from layoffs when the clubs meet in an intraconference clash Sunday evening at Toyota Park. The Fire come into the game after a week off, their last match a 2-0 loss at the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo have had two weeks off since suffering their first loss on their season-opening road trip, a 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC. REFEREE: Geoff Gamble. SAR (bench): Anthony Vasoli; JAR (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Drew Fischer MLS Career: 9 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 2; pens: 8 INJURY REPORT: CHICAGO FIRE – OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dan Gargan (L toe sprain) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: HOU: Colin Clark (through April 28); Adam Moffat (through April 14) WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: CHI: Sebastian Grazzini HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Fire 3 wins, 15 goals … Dynamo 6 wins, 20 goals … Ties 3 AT CHICAGO (6 meetings): Fire 1 win, 6 goals … Dynamo 3 wins, 10 goals … Ties 2 RETURN MATCHES: 7/3: Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. CT; 9/2: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, 6 p.m. CT (Galavision) LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 – Boswell 83) 10/1: HOU 1, CHI 1 (Clark 33 – Oduro 43)  The teams played to a pair of 1-1 draws in their two meetings last season.  Houston won on three consecutive visits to Toyota Park from 2007-2009, before the Fire claimed a 2-0 victory in their home fixture in 2010.  Coaches record: Frank Klopas vs. HOU: P1 W0 L0 D1 … Dominic Kinnear vs. CHI: P17 W7 L5 D5 CHICAGO FIRE The Chicago Fire return to action after a week off, their last match a 2-0 to the Colorado Rapids on April 1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Fire are in a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 4 points from 3 games. LAST MATCH  The Rapids opened the scoring in the 58th minute. Newcomer Martín Rivero placed a perfect long ball through to the streaking Brian Mullan down the right flank, and he then centered to a wide-open Cummings. The Jamaican then coolly slotted home for his second goal of the season.  The Rapids added an insurance goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time through Kamani Hill. The forward collected a pass from Wells Thompson and fired a shot at Paolo Tornaghi, which rebounded straight back to the newly acquired Hill, who then sent a powerful finish to the back of the net from the rebound.  Fire head coach Frank Klopas made one change to the team that claimed a 1-0 victory against Philadelphia Union at Toyota Park. Rafael Robayo made his first MLS start, replacing Dan Gargan.  CHICAGO FIRE (4-3-1-2): Paolo Tornaghi - Logan Pause (Orr Barouch 83), Cory Gibbs, Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Segares - Rafael Robayo (Daniel Paladini 61), Pavel Pardo, Marco Pappa (Federico Puppo 78) Sebastian Grazzini - Patrick Nyarko, Dominic Oduro. TEAM NEWS  The Fire are coming off their first defeat of the season, and their first shutout of the campaign.  “We basically played like a 4-4-1-1 and matched up a little bit better in the middle and were a little bit better with the ball. But still in the final third, movement without the ball was not good,” said Fire manager Frank Klopas. “We just looked flat. We weren’t really very good on the day. We had a couple of opportunities but I felt we didn’t make them really pay for it on a couple chances. It’s a tough one, it’s disappointing and we’ve just got to move on.”

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The Fire suffered a blow in their week off when defender Cory Gibbs suffered an injury to his right knee that required surgery for a torn meniscus. He is expected to miss 4-6 months. “I’ve dealt with injuries in the past and have come back to perform at a high level. I hate missing training and contributing in games so from the first day after the operation, I’m going to do everything I can to get back as soon as possible,” Gibbs said. Gibbs’ absence means former German international Arne Friedrich will almost certainly be called upon to start against the Dynamo. Friedrich had targeted this week for his return to action, and played 88 minutes in a bye week match against the University of Louisville. "This is my target,’" said Friedrich. "(Saturday) was my first game after six months. I’m about 70 percent, but to be 100 percent I need some games.’" Said Klopas: “It’s great that we have someone like Arne, with experience who can also step in and communicate and help the guys around him. It’s unfortunate, because Cory’s very important to the team. You try to have depth in the team when opportunities arise, you never want it to come to situations like this.” In addition, the Fire again expect to have fullback Dan Gargan available. He missed the Colorado match with a toe injury; Logan Pause moved from the midfield back to right back. “I think it’s a really unfortunate result for us especially coming in here and starting the game off well and coming into halftime at zeros,” said Pause. “I think the game was for the taking and I think in the second half we kind of lost our shape and discipline a little bit and we ended up getting punished.” In the bye week, the Fire defeated the University of Louisville 1-0. The game’s lone goal was scored by Marco Pappa after 12 minutes. Klopas used the match to run out 21 players. A year ago, the Fire were 1-1-1 after three games. But after the loss in Game 3 – a 2-1 defeat at Seattle – Chicago did not win again until June 12 (going 11 games without a victory), and that win was their lone in league play until mid-August. “It’s just one game,” said striker Patrick Nyarko. “You look around the game, and Colorado is one of the toughest places to play in the league. We’re not going to go kill ourselves over this.”

HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo return to action after a two-week layoff, their last match a 2-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on March 23 at CenturyLink Field. The Dynamo are in a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference with 6 points from 2 games. LAST MATCH  Sounders FC grabbed control of the match with two goals in a five-minute span. In the 23rd minute, a corner kick was headed outside the area to where David Estrada waited. His long-range blast deflected off Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron on its way into the net, leaving goalkeeper Tally Hall with no chance.  Cameron’s nightmare continued three minutes later when referee Balmodero Toledo whistled the Dynamo center back for undercutting Patrick Ianni during a Seattle corner kick. Brad Evans converted the resulting penalty to put Seattle ahead 2-0.  Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made one change to the team that defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at AT&T Park. Corey Ashe returned to left back in place of Jermaine Taylor.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault (Jermaine Taylor 46), Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Corey Ashe - Colin Clark, Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 67), Brad Davis - Brian Ching (Macoumba Kandji 76), Will Bruin. TEAM NEWS  The Dynamo resume their seven-game road swing to start the 2012 season after two weeks off from league play.  After the loss in Seattle, the Dynamo first lost midfielder Colin Clark when he was suspended three games for using unacceptable and offensive language toward a ball boy at CenturyLink Field.  Then, the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended midfielder Adam Moffat for one game for a reckless challenge which endangered the safety of his opponent in the Sounders FC match.  A week before the Fire match, the Dynamo suffered a third blow when midfielder Brad Davis suffered a strain in his left calf.  “The good news is it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be,” said Davis. “This little thing is the nature of the beast and it can happen at any time. It’s frustrating because I want to be out there competing but the good news I’ll be ready to go sooner rather than later.”  Said Kinnear: “It’s not so good knowing Colin’s not going to play and Adam’s not going to play. We talked at the beginning of the season about testing the team’s depth and this will definitely be one of those times if Brad’s not going to be able to make it.”  An option to fill a midfield spot could be Nathan Sturgis – who, like teammate Geoff Cameron, can also figure as a central defender.

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“It’s a challenge to play positions that are different going from center back to midfield,” Cameron said. “He’s a good player technically and this could be a good opportunity to get on the field and we’re looking forward to having him on the field if he comes in for Moffat or whoever he steps in for. He won’t miss a beat because we’re there around him and will support him.” The game is the first for Houston against Eastern Conference opposition, after opening with three Western Conference foes. But the next four games to complete the season-opening road swing are all against teams from the East. “You have to make sure you take care of those Eastern Conference games because they can be six point swings,” defender Calen Carr said. “We want to make sure to do well, especially in the ones away from home. We want to stay near the top of the table because we’ve got high goals for this season.” Added striker Brian Ching: “It’s an opportunity for us as most would tend to agree the teams in the West are a little stronger and that may make it easier to come out with the best record in the league. We have to take advantage of it.” Heading into the Fire match, the Dynamo defeated the PDL Laredo Heat 5-0 in a training match. Mac Kandji and Cam Weaver each scored twice and Brian Ching rounded out the scoring; rookie Brian Ownby set up two of the goals.

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2012 CHICAGO FIRE STATISTICS (1-1-1, 4 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 8 F Dominic Oduro 10 M Sebastian Grazzini 16 M Marco Pappa 6 D Jalil Anibaba 15 F Orr Barouch 3 D Dan Gargan 5 D Cory Gibbs 99 D Hunter Jumper 14 F Patrick Nyarko 11 M Daniel Paladini 17 M Pavel Pardo 12 M Logan Pause 9 F Federico Puppo 88 M Rafael Robayo 13 D Gonzalo Segares 70 G Paolo Tornaghi 22 D Austin Berry 19 M Corben Bone 7 F Kheli Dube 23 D Arne Friedrich 94 F Kellen Gulley 25 G Sean Johnson 28 D Steven Kinney 1 G Jay Nolly 27 M Victor Pineda 21 M Michael Videira 20 D Tony Walls 4 D Kwame Watson-Siriboe Team totals Opponent totals

GP 3 3 3 3 1 2 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

GS 3 3 3 3 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

MIN 270 254 229 270 7 180 270 22 270 60 250 263 41 66 248 270 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270 270

CHICAGO FIRE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 70 G Paolo Tornaghi 3 Team totals 3 Opponent totals 3

GS 3 3 3

MIN 270 270 270

G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

A 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4

SHT 11 2 9 1 0 4 2 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 41

SV 14 14 11

GA 3 3 2

SOG 8 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 17

FC 3 6 4 2 1 4 4 1 2 2 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 39

GAA 1.00 1.00 0.67

PG 0 0 0

FS 2 6 4 0 0 3 2 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 38

OFF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5

CK 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 17

C 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Dominic Oduro 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Marco Pappa 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

SHTS 17 17 14

PA 0 0 0

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Chicago Fire statistics listed here.

W 1 1 1

L 1 1 1

T 1 1 1

SO 1 1 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (2-1-0, 6 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 11 M Brad Davis 31 D Andre Hainault 16 M Adam Moffat 26 D Corey Ashe 32 D Bobby Boswell 12 F Will Bruin 17 M Luiz Camargo 20 D Geoff Cameron 3 F Calen Carr 25 F Brian Ching 7 M Colin Clark 1 G Tally Hall 9 F Macoumba Kandji 6 M Nathan Sturgis 4 D Jermaine Taylor 10 M Je-Vaughn Watson 15 F Cam Weaver 5 D Warren Creavalle 24 G Tyler Deric 19 M Alex Dixon 28 G Erich Marscheider 22 M Brian Ownby 14 F Colin Rolfe 8 D Kofi Sarkodie Team totals Opponent totals

GP 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

GS 3 3 3 2 3 3 0 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

MIN 270 225 270 180 270 234 23 270 36 229 262 270 18 8 135 247 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270 270

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SHT 2 2 6 1 1 9 0 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 38

SV 7 7 12

GA 2 2 2

SOG 1 1 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 9

FC 4 4 5 1 4 1 1 7 1 4 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 30

GAA 0.67 0.67 0.67

PG 1 1 1

FS 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 39

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5

CK 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 14

C 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Andre Hainault 1, Brad Davis 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Adam Moffat 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Brad Davis 1-1 HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 1 G Tally Hall 3 Team totals 3 Opponent totals 3

GS 3 3 3

MIN 270 270 270

SHTS 9 9 14

PA 1 1 1

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Houston Dynamo statistics listed here.

W 2 2 1

L 1 1 2

T 0 0 0

SO 2 2 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHICAGO FIRE 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Fri. Tue. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

17 24 1 15 21 28 4 9 12 20 23 26 2 17 23 29 3 8 14 18 21 28 4 12 18 22 2 15 22 28 3 6 20 27

OPPONENT at Montreal Philadelphia at Colorado Houston at Toronto FC Seattle at Chivas USA Real Salt Lake Sporting KC at Portland FC Dallas at Columbus at New England New York Columbus at Sporting KC at Houston Los Angeles Vancouver at New York at Toronto FC at San Jose Toronto FC at Philadelphia New England at D.C. United Houston Montreal Columbus at Sporting KC Philadelphia at New York at New England D.C. United

RESULT T 1-1 W 1-0 L 0-2

ATT. 58,912 18,075 13,152

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 0-0-1 T3 1 CHI: Oduro (71); MTL: Arnaud (56) 1-0-1 3 4 CHI: Oduro (28) 1-1-1 0 4 COL: Cummings (58) Hill (92+)

ATT. 14,464 21,816 38,304

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 HOU: Hainault (92+) 2-0-0 T1 6 HOU: Davis (14) 2-1-0 T1 6 SEA: Estrada (23) Evans (27)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sun. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sun. Thu. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

11 17 23 15 21 28 9 12 15 19 26 10 16 20 23 30 3 7 15 18 21 28 3 10 19 25 2 6 14 23 29 6 20 27

OPPONENT at Chivas USA at San Jose at Seattle at Chicago at Columbus at D.C. United at New York D.C. United Portland at New England Los Angeles at Vancouver FC Dallas Toronto FC at Montreal Philadelphia Chicago at Sporting KC D.C. United Sporting KC Montreal at Toronto FC New York at New York Columbus Toronto FC at Chicago Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC at Philadelphia New England Montreal Philadelphia at Colorado

RESULT W 1-0 W 1-0 L 0-2

CHICAGO FIRE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012) Shots 12 03/17/2012 12 04/01/2012

Goals 1 Dominic Oduro 1 Dominic Oduro

03/17/2012 03/24/2012

at MTL vs. PHI

T 1-1 W 1-0

Goals 1 03/17/2012 1 03/24/2012

at MTL vs. PHI

T 1-1 W 1-0

Assists 1 Sebastian Grazzini 1 Marco Pappa

03/17/2012 03/24/2012

at MTL vs. PHI

T 1-1 W 1-0

Assists 1 03/17/2012 1 03/24/2012

at MTL vs. PHI

T 1-1 W 1-0

L 0-2

Shots 15 03/24/2012

W 1-0

Shots on Goal 6 03/24/2012

T 1-1

Fouls Committed 14 03/24/2012 vs. PHI

W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 17 03/17/2012

vs. PHI

W 1-0

Shots 5 Marco Pappa Shots on Goal 4 Dominic Oduro Fouls Committed 4 Dan Gargan Fouls Suffered 5 Patrick Nyarko

04/01/2012

03/24/2012

03/17/2012

03/24/2012

at

COL

vs. PHI

at

MTL

vs. PHI

vs. PHI

vs. PHI

at

MTL

Saves 7 Paolo Tornaghi

04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Offside 4 03/24/2012

vs. PHI

W 1-0

Shots Faced 9 Paolo Tornaghi

04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Saves 7 04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Goals Allowed 2 Paolo Tornaghi

04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Shots Faced 9 04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Goals Allowed 2 04/01/2012

at

COL

L 0-2

Assists 1 Adam Moffat

03/11/2012

at

CHV

Saves 5 Tally Hall Shots Faced 5 Tally Hall

03/17/2012

03/17/2012

at

at

SJ

SJ

Saves 2 03/24/2012

vs. PHI

W 1-0

Shots Faced 2 03/24/2012

vs. PHI

W 1-0

at

SEA

L 0-2

Shots on Goal 9 03/11/2012

CHV

T 1-1

W 1-0

W 1-0

at

MTL

Shots on Goal 2 03/23/2012

CHV

03/11/2012

at

Assists 1 03/11/2012

at

Offside 3 Brian Ching

Offside 0 03/17/2012

W 1-0

03/11/2012

CHV SEA

T 1-1

SJ

Shots on Goal 3 Will Bruin

at at

MTL

at

W 1-0

03/11/2012 03/23/2012

at

Shots 8 03/17/2012

CHV

Fouls Suffered 3 Brad Davis 4 Brian Ching

Corner Kicks 2 03/17/2012

Goals 1 03/11/2012 1 03/17/2012

at

SJ

L 0-2

W 1-0 W 1-0

03/11/2012

at

COL

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Shots 18 03/11/2012

03/17/2012

Fouls Suffered 7 04/01/2012 at

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

Shots 4 Will Bruin

Fouls Committed 4 Jermaine Taylor

T 1-1

T 1-1

W 1-0

CHV SJ

MTL

T 1-1

W 1-0

vs. PHI

at at

MTL

T 1-1 L 0-2

W 1-0

03/24/2012

03/11/2012 03/17/2012

MTL COL

W 1-0

Corner Kicks 7 03/24/2012

Goals 1 Andre Hainault 1 Brad Davis

at

Fouls Committed 11 03/17/2012 at

Offside 3 Dominic Oduro

HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

Shots on Goal 3 03/17/2012

at at

W 1-0

at at

at

CHV SJ

CHV

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 1-0 Fouls Committed 11 03/23/2012 at

at

at

Fouls Committed 14 03/11/2012 at 14 03/17/2012 at

CHV

CHV

CHV SJ

W 1-0 W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 12 03/11/2012

W 1-0

Corner Kicks 6 03/11/2012 6 03/23/2012

at at

CHV SEA

W 1-0 L 0-2

Offside 4 03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Saves 5 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Shots Faced 5 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

CHV

L 0-2

Fouls Suffered 8 03/17/2012 at

SJ

W 1-0

Corner Kicks 4 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Offside 0 03/23/2012

at

SEA

L 0-2

Saves 0 03/23/2012

at

SEA

L 0-2

Shots Faced 2 03/11/2012 2 03/23/2012

at at

CHV SEA

W 1-0 L 0-2

W 1-0

W 1-0 L 0-2

at

SEA

W 1-0

W 1-0

2011 CHICAGO FIRE VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (0-0-2) UNF POS PLAYER 99 FWD Diego Chaves 8 FWD*Dominic Oduro 9 F/M Baggio Husidic 6 DEF Jalil Anibaba 19 MID Corben Bone 1 GK Jon Conway 89 DEF Yamith Cuesta 5 DEF Cory Gibbs 25 GK Sean Johnson 23 DEF Josip Mikulic 14 F/M Patrick Nyarko 11 MID Daniel Paladini 16 MID Marco Pappa 17 MID Pavel Pardo 12 MID Logan Pause 18 FWD Gaston Puerari 32 DEF*Dasan Robinson 13 DEF Gonzalo Segares 21 MID Michael Videira ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2

GS 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1

MIN 180 133 132 166 73 90 90 90 90 90 129 90 107 23 180 8 14 180 115

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 1

SOG 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

FC 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 3 2

FS 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 2

1 1

21 29

8 7

25 15

15 25

0 8

7 16

3 1

0 0

0 0

GP 1 1

GS 1 1

MIN 90 90

SHTS 2 5

SV 1 4

GA 1 1

GAA 1.00 1.00

PG 0 0

PA 0 0

W 0 0

L 0 0

T 1 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

7 8

5 6

2 2

1.00 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Jon Conway 25 GK Sean Johnson ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. CHICAGO FIRE (0-0-2) UNF 32 7 11 26 12 17 20 3 25 29 5 21 9 31 1 16 22 4 10 15

POS PLAYER DEF Bobby Boswell MID Colin Clark MID Brad Davis MID Corey Ashe FWD Will Bruin MID Luiz Camargo MID Geoff Cameron FWD*Calen Carr FWD Brian Ching FWD Carlo Costly MID Danny Cruz DEF Hunter Freeman FWD Jason Garey DEF Andre Hainault GK Tally Hall MID*Adam Moffat MID*Lovel Palmer DEF Jermaine Taylor MID Je-Vaughn Watson FWD Cam Weaver ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

GS 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1

MIN 180 98 180 135 88 90 180 30 90 60 82 78 2 180 180 90 90 45 12 90

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 3 3 2 0 3 0 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 1

SOG 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

FC 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0

FS 0 2 4 0 1 3 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1

OFF 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 2

1 1

29 21

7 8

15 25

25 15

8 0

16 7

1 3

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 8

SV 6

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 0

T 2

2 2

2 2

180 180

8 7

6 5

2 2

1.00 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0

CHICAGO FIRE VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Dynamo 6 wins, 20 goals Fire 3 wins, 15 goals Ties 3 05/20/2006 08/30/2006

CHI 1 at HOU 0 CHI 2 vs HOU 2

(H) (TP)

04/29/2007 07/12/2007

CHI 1 at HOU 0 HOU 4 at CHI 0

(H) (TP)

05/17/2008 08/31/2008

HOU 2 at CHI 1 HOU 2 vs CHI 1

(TP) (H)

06/05/2009 08/09/2009

HOU 1 at CHI 0 HOU 3 vs CHI 2

(TP) (H)

04/24/2010 08/21/2010

CHI 2 vs HOU 0 HOU 4 vs CHI 3

(TP) (H)

04/23/2011 10/01/2011

CHI 1 vs HOU 1 HOU 1 vs CHI 1

(TP) (H)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 6 64 25 56 5 30

Fire 2 OT 9 0 59 0 29 0 94 0 12 0 24 0

Tot. 15 123 54 150 17 54

1 10 77 33 68 10 38

Dynamo 2 OT Tot. 10 0 20 71 0 148 31 0 64 65 0 133 12 0 22 21 0 59

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

CHI HOU

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 1 2 3 5 3 1 2 2 6 4 1 5

OT 0 0

Total 15 20

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Frank Klopas vs. HOU Dominic Kinnear vs. CHI

0-0-1 (1.00 pts./game) 7-5-5 (1.53 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

2 3 14 7 11 9

Fire 3 players tied Cuauhtemoc Blanco Chris Rolfe Chris Rolfe Wilman Conde Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

1 4 1 12 8

3 players tied Jon Busch 3 players tied Jon Busch Jon Busch

3 3 19 12 15 19 6 3 2 32 13

Dynamo 3 players tied Davis/Mulrooney Dwayne De Rosario Dwayne De Rosario Eddie Robinson Brian Ching Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat

Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Fire 14 players tied Freddie Ljungberg (8/21/10) Brian McBride (4/24/10) Chris Rolfe (8/31/08) Nate Jaqua (5/20/06) Diego Chaves (4/23/11)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

1 2 5 3 5 5

Saves Goals Allowed

7 Matt Pickens (7/12/07) 4 Pickens/Johnson

3 2 6 4 4 6

Dynamo Brian Ching (8/21/10) Davis/Mulrooney Dwayne De Rosario (5/17/08) Ngwenya/De Rosario 4 players tied Eddie Robinson (5/20/06)

6 Pat Onstad (7/12/07) 3 Pat Onstad (8/21/10)

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

W-L-T

CHICAGO FIRE Streak (started)

HOUSTON DYNAMO W-L-T Streak (started)

1-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0

7 Ws (8/21/2011) 1 Ls (4/1/2012) 3 Ls (8/7/2011)

1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

3 Ws (10/14/2011 1 Ws (3/11/2012) 1 Ls (3/23/2012)

1-0-0 0-1-1

7 Ws (8/21/2011) 1 Ls (4/1/2012)

2-0-0 0-1-0

4 Ws (10/14/2011 1 Ls (3/23/2012)

0-1-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

3 1 3 6 23

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(7/16/2011) (3/24/2012) (8/21/2011) (9/29/2010) (5/23/1998)

0-1-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

4 2 2 5 11

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(7/23/2011) (3/11/2012) (9/17/2011) (9/25/2010) (4/2/2006)

1-0-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

4 1 1 3 13

Ws Ts Ls Ls Ls

(8/21/2011) (3/17/2012) (4/1/2012) (5/31/2009) (6/21/2003)

2-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

5 1 1 3 2

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(7/9/2011) (10/23/2011 (3/23/2012) (8/28/2010) (6/5/2010)

CHICAGO FIRE CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-6-3) PLAYER Calen Carr Peter Lowry Chris Rolfe Baggio Husidic Diego Chaves Wilman Conde Andy Herron Justin Mapp Brian McBride Dominic Oduro Thiago Cuauhtemoc Blanco Freddie Ljungberg C.J. Brown Patrick Nyarko Gonzalo Segares Jalil Anibaba Chris Armas Mike Banner Chad Barrett Corben Bone Jon Busch Nery Castillo Jon Conway Yamith Cuesta Jim Curtin Andrew Dykstra Tomasz Frankowski Cory Gibbs Leonard Griffin Ivan Guerrero Diego Gutierrez Nate Jaqua Collins John Sean Johnson Steven Kinney Krzysztof Krol Bruno Menezes Josip Mikulic Willian Oliveira Daniel Paladini Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Logan Pause Matt Pickens Brian Plotkin Brandon Prideaux Gaston Puerari Dasan Robinson Tony Sanneh Bakary Soumare Jack Stewart Osei Telesford Zach Thornton John Thorrington Deris Umanzor Michael Videira Tim Ward Daniel Woolard Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 2 6 5 2 4 3 6 4 2 4 3 1 7 6 9 2 4 4 3 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 9 2 2 4 1 7 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 12 12

GS 2 2 6 4 2 3 1 5 4 2 3 3 1 7 4 8 2 4 0 3 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 4 5 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 8 2 0 4 0 5 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 12 12

GOALKEEPER Andrew Dykstra Jon Conway Zach Thornton Jon Busch Matt Pickens Sean Johnson ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 2 4 2 2

MIN 90 90 180 360 180 180

12 12

1080 1080

CURRENT CHICAGO FIRE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-6-3) MIN 260 180 507 315 180 293 123 427 302 133 283 270 90 563 429 677 166 360 87 235 73 360 45 90 90 180 90 10 90 39 334 392 180 28 180 49 85 73 90 26 90 456 23 699 180 18 343 8 444 180 316 22 1 180 180 1 115 180 55 1080 1080

G 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 20

A 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 16

SHT 8 4 14 5 7 2 4 8 10 2 5 5 1 0 5 5 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 123 148

SHTS 6 2 9 21 14 12

SV 6 1 6 12 10 7

GAA 0.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.50

PG 0 0 0 1 0 0

64 54

42 38

1.67 1.25

1 1

PLAYER Kheli Dube Dan Gargan Dominic Oduro Patrick Nyarko Gonzalo Segares Jalil Anibaba Corben Bone Cory Gibbs Sean Johnson Steven Kinney Jay Nolly Daniel Paladini Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Logan Pause Michael Videira Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 8 9 6 9 2 1 5 2 1 1 2 7 1 9 4 12 12

GS 4 7 4 4 8 2 1 5 2 0 1 2 5 0 8 2 12 12

GOALKEEPER Sean Johnson Jay Nolly ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 1

MIN 180 90

12 12

1080 1080

MIN 329 631 405 429 677 166 73 373 180 49 90 180 456 23 699 206 1080 1080

G 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 20

A 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 16

SHT 10 2 5 5 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 4 1 123 148

SHTS 12 5

SV 7 2

GAA 2.50 3.00

PG 0 0

64 54

42 38

1.67 1.25

1 1

HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHICAGO FIRE (6-3-3) PLAYER Brian Ching Dwayne De Rosario Stuart Holden Bobby Boswell Chris Wondolowski Ricardo Clark Nate Jaqua Kei Kamara Colin Clark Brian Mullan Joseph Ngwenya Lovel Palmer Brad Davis Richard Mulrooney Wade Barrett Geoff Cameron Andre Hainault Ade Akinbiyi Corey Ashe Kyle Brown Will Bruin Luiz Camargo Franco Caraccio Calen Carr Ronald Cerritos Mike Chabala Ryan Cochrane Carlo Costly Danny Cruz Paul Dalglish Hunter Freeman Jason Garey Kevin Goldthwaite Kelly Gray Tally Hall Patrick Ianni Julius James Luis Angel Landin Adam Moffat Alejandro Moreno Julian Nash Anthony Obodai Dominic Oduro Pat Onstad Eddie Robinson Adrian Serioux Jermaine Taylor Craig Waibel Je-Vaughn Watson Cam Weaver Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 6 7 8 4 6 2 3 2 9 2 3 9 6 7 6 6 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 4 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 10 7 2 1 3 1 1 12 12

GS 6 5 4 8 2 6 2 2 1 8 1 3 8 5 7 6 6 1 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 10 7 1 0 3 0 1 12 12

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall Pat Onstad ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 10

MIN 180 900

12 12

1080 1080

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHICAGO FIRE (6-3-3)

MIN 539 459 393 720 153 540 167 167 98 744 109 270 728 476 630 480 520 66 339 22 88 90 68 30 77 131 291 60 174 11 78 2 13 184 180 50 90 28 90 180 13 49 187 900 625 150 45 266 12 90 1080 1080

G 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 15

A 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 9

SHT 10 19 6 5 4 9 5 5 3 7 6 10 11 1 0 8 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 2 0 1 148 123

SHTS 8 46

SV 6 32

GAA 1.00 1.30

PG 0 1

54 64

38 42

1.25 1.67

1 1

PLAYER Brian Ching Bobby Boswell Colin Clark Macoumba Kandji Adam Moffat Brad Davis Geoff Cameron Andre Hainault Nathan Sturgis Corey Ashe Will Bruin Luiz Camargo Calen Carr Tally Hall Jermaine Taylor Je-Vaughn Watson Cam Weaver Team totals Opponent totals

GP 13 16 7 6 4 17 6 6 6 5 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 12 12

GS 12 16 6 4 4 14 6 6 5 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 12 12

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

12 12

1080 1080

MIN 1104 1440 538 350 267 1260 480 520 404 339 88 90 30 180 45 12 94 1080 1080

G 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 15

A 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 9

SHT 26 8 11 12 4 18 8 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 148 123

SHTS 8

SV 6

GAA 1.00

PG 0

54 64

38 42

1.25 1.67

1 1

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Houston Dynamo (2-1-0; 6pts.) vs. Chicago Fire (1-1-1; 4pts.) Fire Game #4 – Home Game #2 Sunday, April 15, 2012 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL – 6:00 PM CT TV: CSN, Galavision Radio: ESPN Deportes 97.5 FM TWITTER: @ChiFireMatch FIRE FLASHES ___________________________________________ 2012 Record/Home/Away…………………………….1-1-1/1-0-0/0-1-1 2011 Record/Home/Away…………………………...9-9-16/6-3-8/3-6-8 vs. Eastern Conference/2011………………………………..1-0-1/6-1-9 vs. Western Conference/2010......………………………….0-1-0/3-8-7 Current Streak......................................................................................1L Last Five…………………………………………………………..............LWD All-Time Record ......................................................................186-147-99 All-Time Home Record...............................................................112-52-52 All-Time Away Record.................................................................74-95-47 Last Regular Season Win………………………………1-0, vs. PHI 3/24/12 Last Regular Season Loss.……………..………...........2-0, @ COL, 4/1/12 Last Shutout by Fire …………………………………….1-0, vs. PHI, 3/24/12 Last Shutout by Opponent…………………………........0-2, @ COL, 4/1/12 March Record 2012/2011......................................................... 1-0-1/1-0-1 April Record 2012/2011 ...........................................................0-1-0/0-3-2 May Record 2012/2011............................................................0-0-0/0-1-3 June Record 2012/2011.......................................................... 0-0-0/1-0-5 July Record 2012/2011 ........................................................... 0-0-0/0-2-1 August Record 2012/2011 .......................................................0-0-0/2-1-3 September Record 2012/2011 .................................................0-0-0/3-1-0 October Record 2012/2011..................................................... .0-0-0/3-1-0 Pre All-Star 2012/2011.............................................................1-1-1/2-6-12 Post All-Star 2012/2011 ...........................................................0-0-0/7-3-4 Record After 3 Games 2012/2011 ...........................................1-1-1/1-1-1 Ahead/Behind/Tied at Halftime ...................................... 1-0-0/0-0-0/0-1-1 Ahead/Behind/Tied at 75’.................................................1-0-0/0-1-0/0-0-1 Outshoot Opp./Opp. More Shots/Shots Tied ................. 1-0-0/0-1-1/0-0-0 Day/Night .................................................................................0-0-1/1-1-0 Grass/Turf .................................................................................1-1-0/0-0-1 Wearing All-Red Primary Kit ............................................................ .1-0-1 Wearing All-Blue Secondary Kit ........................................................0-1-0 All-Time Fourth Game of Season…………………………………..7-5-2 All-Time on April 15……………………………………………………1-0-2 CHICAGO FIRE – HOUSTON DYNAMO SERIES After suffering their first loss of the 2012 campaign two weeks ago at Colorado, the Chicago Fire (1-1-1; 4pts) return to the Windy City this week to welcome 2011 MLS Cup finalists Houston Dynamo to Toyota Park on Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. CT (CSN). Fire Pregame starts at 5:30 p.m. CT on Comcast SportsNet. After kicking off the season earning a 1-1 draw in front of 58,912 in Montreal (March 17) and a 1-0 Opening Night victory over Philadelphia (March 24), the Fire tasted their first defeat of 2012, as a 58th minute goal from Omar Cummings and stoppage time striker from Kamani Hill saw the Fire fall 2-0 at Colorado on April 1.

A LOOK AT THE FIRE th The Chicago Fire (1-0-1, 4pts.) enter their 15 season of MLS play after rebounding midseason to post a 9-9-16 record, which left the side three points outside of the playoffs in 2011. Locking up the likes of Pavel Pardo and Logan Pause this past offseason, the team returns the entirety of its starting eleven to Toyota Park in 2012, while adding Uruguayan striker Federico Puppo, Zimbabwean forward Kheli Dube and Colombian midfielder Rafael Robayo to support the Ghanaian tandem of Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko. The team also reinforced their defensive corps in the offseason by adding German World Cup veteran Arne Friedrich as well as two young defenders via the MLS SuperDraft in center back Austin Berry and left back Hunter Jumper who will be expected to provide cover for the likes of Cory Gibbs, Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Segares and Dan Gargan in 2012. CHICAGO FIRE/ATHLETICO “RECOVERY ROOM”: April 10, 2012 OUT Steven Kinney - Rt Posterior Tendinitis Cory Gibbs - Rt Meniscus Tear QUESTIONABLE Dan Gargan - Lt Toe Sprain PLAYER TRANSACTIONS OUT: D Pari Pantazopoulos – Waived (3/11/2012) M Mike Banner – Free Agent (1/23/2012) F Diego Chaves – Free Agent (1/1/2012) F Gabriel Ferrari – Waived (12/7/2011) F Cristian Nazarit – Waived (12/7/2011) M Baggio Husidic – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011) G Jon Conway – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011 G Alec Dufty – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011) IN: D Tony Walls – Signed (3/15/2012) G Paolo Tornaghi – Signed (3/8/2012) D Arne Friedrich – Signed (3/7/2012) D Hunter Jumper – Signed (3/6/2012) F Kheli Dube – Signed (1/27/2012) D Austin Berry – Drafted (1/12/2012) F Federico Puppo – Signed (1/11/2012) M Rafael Robayo – Signed (1/9/2012) F Orr Barouch – Rights purchased from Tigres (12/5/2011) G Jay Nolly – Traded from Vancouver (12/5/2011)

QUICK KICKS vs. Houston Dynamo (2-1-0; 6 pts. 2 GF, 2 GA)  Since 2006, the Fire are 3-6-3 all-time against the Dynamo  The Fire are 1-3-2 in home matches vs. Houston.  While both teams come into the match after being idle last week. Houston hasn’t played a league match since March 23.  The match marks the return of Houston forward Calen Carr to Chicago. Carr joined the Dynamo in a trade which saw Dominic Oduro come to Chicago on March 23, 2011.  While the Fire will be without Cory Gibbs (meniscus tear), the Dynamo will be without both Colin Clark and Adam Moffatt who are serving suspensions handed down by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB – www.Chicago-Fire.com – 7000 S. Harlem Ave. – Bridgeview, IL 60455 – 708.496.6725

 

FRIEDRICH DEBUTS IN FIRE’S 1-0 FRIENDLY VICTORY OVER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE During a bye week from MLS action, the Chicago Fire used a 12th minute strike from Guatemalan international Marco Pappa to earn a 1-0 victory over the University of Louisville Saturday morning at the Toyota Park Practice Field. Playing for the first time in over six months, newly acquired Fire defender Arne Friedrich went 88 minutes in his first game action for the Men in Red. The Fire pressured early and found the lone goal of the match in the 12th minute when Marco Pappa took the ball off the foot of striker Federico Puppo at the top of the 18-yard box and unleashed a curling shot past Louisville goalkeeper Zach Torp into the upper left corner of the goal. The Men in Red continued to look dangerous offensively and almost doubled their lead in the 15th minute when Puppo lobbed his strike mate Orr Barouch into the box. The Israeli youth international’s first time effort was kick saved by Torp and then cleared off the line by a Cardinals defender. Continuing to pressure after the break, the Fire nearly added an insurance goal in the 79th minute when rookie defender Hunter Jumper made a spirited run down the left sideline before serving a ball into the box that was headed off the line by a Louisville defender, leaving the Fire with a 1-0 victory. FIRE TASTE FIRST DEFEAT OF 2012 IN 2-0 LOSS AT COLORADO The Chicago Fire were undone as a pair of second half goals from Colorado Rapids forwards Omar Cummings and Kamani Hill propelled the Rapids (31-0, nine points) over the Fire (1-1-1, four points), 2-0, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, April 1. Entering the match after the first victory of the season, Fire head coach Frank Klopas tinkered with the Starting XI, slotting Fire captain Logan Pause in at right back for an injured Dan Gargan and giving Colombian Rafael Robayo his first starting nod of the young campaign. The Fire nearly broke through in the 38th minute as Marco Pappa found Dominic Oduro darting into space. The fleet Ghanaian collected the pass in stride before firing a low, driving effort into Rapids’ ‘keeper Matt Pickens. Despite chances on both sides, the first interval finished deadlocked at 0-0. The home side found the opening tally in the 58th minute when newly acquired midfielder Martin Rivero played a hopeful ball over the top of the Fire defense to Brian Mullan on the right flank. The veteran Rapids midfielder tracked down the ball at the endline before sending a precision pass to Omar Cummings in the box. The Jamaican forward met the pass and buried his shot past Paolo Tornaghi to give the Rapids a 1-0 advantage. Searching for the equalizer, Sebastian Grazzini played a ball in behind the Rapids defense finding Oduro charging into space. The Fire forward ripped a shot on goal that Pickens punched away in the 68th minute. The Rapids found a second goal in the waning moments of the match. Hill, making his Rapids and MLS debut, picked up a loose ball at the top of the 18-yard box. The former Bundesliga forward cranked a shot that Tornaghi was equal to only for the rebound to fall directly to the UCLA product who inturn calmly placed his second effort into the back of the net at the far post in the 92nd minute. FIRE DEFENDER CORY GIBBS UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY TO REPAIR TORN RIGHT MENISCUS The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that veteran defender Cory Gibbs underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday, April 10 at Glenbrook Hospital. The surgery was performed by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jason Koh from the NorthShore Medical Group. Gibbs suffered the injury during training on April 4. He is expected to be out for approximately four to six months. “The first couple days after hearing about the injury was basically another low point in my life,” said Gibbs. “With all the support from my wife, family, teammates and with prayer, I definitely have a more positive outlook today. I’ve dealt with injuries in the past and have come back to perform at a high level. I hate missing training and contributing in games so from the first day after the operation, I’m going to do everything I can to get back as soon as possible.” The club’s 2011 Defender of the Year, Gibbs has played every minute of all three games this season for the Men in Red. FIRE RE-SIGN VETERAN FORWARD PATRICK NYARKO The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced last week that the club has re-signed Ghanaian forward Patrick Nyarko. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Keeping Patrick with the Fire was a big goal of ours over the last year,” said Fire head coach Frank Klopas. “With his speed and ability to change pace, he’s shown to be one of the most threatening attackers in MLS over the last few years and is key to our attack.” Selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, Nyarko heads into his fifth season in Chicago as one of the most experienced players on the Fire roster with 99 games played since his rookie year. Following his initial season in MLS, the Virginia Tech product became an integral part of the Fire, with his 90 regular season appearances being the most of any Fire player the past four seasons while also leading the club with a combined 19 assists from 2010-11. Originally selected as a forward, the fleet-footed 26-year-old has shown the ability to play on either wing but it was his move back up front with fellow countryman Dominic Oduro midway through last season that propelled the Fire to the brink of the MLS Cup playoffs and the second best finish in club history at 7-2-1. Nyarko recently began his international career, earning his first cap while playing 45 minutes for Ghana in a 1-1 draw against Chile on February 29 in Chester, Penn. TORNAGHI TAKES MLS SAVE OF THE WEEK Off last week, the Fire’s Italian goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi still took MLS Save of the Week honors for his impressive save on Martin Rivero’s 67th minute effort in the Fire’s 2-0 loss at Colorado on April 1.

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012   ODURO AND CARR FACE FORMER TEAMS JUST A YEAR AFTER EARLY SEASON SWAP Former Fire forward Calen Carr returns to Chicago while Dominic Oduro gets set to face his former side in Sunday night’s clash. The two swapped teams on March 23, 2011 in a trade that should be considered mutually beneficial for both clubs. Following his exit from Houston, Oduro went on to have a breakout MLS campaign, using his 12 regular season goals to become the first Fire player since Damani Ralph in 2004 to tally double-digit goals in an MLS campaign. The Ghanaian striker added two more game winners in the club’s run to the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final before being named last season’s Fire Most Valuable Player, Section 8 Chicago Supporters Player of the Year and a finalist for MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Oduro’s 14 goals in just over one season with the Fire is more than Carr has tallied over the course of his entire MLS career. The Fire’s first round selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, Carr recovered from early season concussion symptoms , before going on to appear in 13 competitive matches, scoring two goals to help the Dynamo to the 2011 MLS Cup Final. APPEARANCE MILESTONES FOR NYARKO, SEGARES With an appearance in Sunday’s match vs. Houston, Chicago Fire veterans Gonzalo Segares and Patrick Nyarko are both set to mark career milestones. After hitting his 150th appearance on April 1 at Colorado, eighth year Fire defender Gonzalo Segares will tie former teammate Jim Curtin at ninth on the club’s all-time regular season appearance list on Sunday. If he stays healthy throughout 2012, the Costa Rican international could move as high as sixth on the list. See below who’s in front of him… Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Player C.J. Brown Logan Pause Zach Thornton Chris Armas Jesse Marsch Justin Mapp Diego Gutierrez Ante Razov Jim Curtin Gonzalo Segares

Fire Appearances 296 230 215 214 200 174 157 155 151 150

Years with the Fire 1998-2010 2003-present 1998-2006 1998-2007 1998-2005 2003-2010 1998-2001; 2006-08 1998-2004 2001-2007 2005-present

Having surpassed former Fire winger DaMarcus Beasley (2000-04) with 99 appearances on Sunday, April 1 at Colorado, Patrick Nyarko will become the 14the player in club history to record 100 regular season appearances should he step on the field vs. Houston. An appearance on Sunday would also make Nyarko the fifth fastest Fire player to 100 games. See below those that achieved 100 faster. Player Justin Mapp Jim Curtin Logan Pause C.J. Brown Patrick Nyarko

Birth Date 10/18/2004 06/23/1979 08/22/1981 06/15/1975 01/15/1986

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100 Game 10/15/2006 10/02/2004 05/12/2007 08/18/2001 04/15/2012?

Age 21 and 363 days 25 and 101 days 25 and 263 days 26 and 64 days 26 and 90 days?

2011 YEAR IN REVIEW The Fire began 2011 on a high note, drawing away at Dallas before taking a 3-2 Opening Day victory on March 26 vs. Sporting Kansas City. From there the team went on a nine match winless streak, resulting in head coach Carlos de los Cobos being relieved of his duties on May 31. With the move, Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas moved down from the Front Office to take over the coaching reins on an interim basis and led the team to its first win in 12 matches with a late, dramatic 1-0 victory on June 12 at Columbus. Despite the victory, the Fire struggled in the league through much of the summer but found a way to navigate through the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 victory over Rochester on June 28 and a 4-0 win over Red Bull New York on July 12 putting the team into the tournament semifinals for the first time since 2006. The midseason acquisitions of Pavel Pardo, Sebastian Grazzini and Dan Gargan reinforced the Fire and helped the team begin a late summer run with matching 2-0 victories over Toronto FC (August 21) and the Colorado Rapids (August 28) before booking a spot in an MLS record sixth U.S. Open Cup final with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Richmond on August 30. The team recovered from their early season struggles, in which they won only two of their first 20 matches, to end 2011 with the club’s second best regular season record at 7-2-1 and just three points out of the MLS Cup playoffs.

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012  

2012 RESULTS/SCHEDULE   DATE    March 17  March 24  April 1    April 15    April 21    April 28    May 4    May 9    May 12    May 20    May 23    May 26    June 2    June 17    June 23    June 29    July 3    July 8    July 14    July 18    July 28    August 4   August 12  August 18  August 22  September 2  September 12  September 15  September 22  September 28  October 3  October 6  October 20  October 27   

OPPONENT                    @ Montreal Impact    Philadelphia Union    @ Colorado Rapids    Houston Dynamo       @ Toronto FC    Seattle Sounders FC    @ Chivas USA      Real Salt Lake      Sporting Kansas City    @ Portland Timbers    FC Dallas      @ Columbus Crew    @ New England Revolution  New York Red Bulls    Columbus Crew      @ Sporting Kansas City    @ Houston Dynamo    LA Galaxy      Vancouver Whitecaps FC    @ New York Red Bulls    @ San Jose Earthquakes    Toronto FC      @ Philadelphia Union    New England Revolution    @ DC United      Houston Dynamo    @ Toronto FC      Montreal Impact     Columbus Crew      @ Sporting Kansas City    Philadelphia Union    @ New York Red Bulls    @ New England Revolution  DC United     

RESULT/TIME (CT)  1‐1 D      1‐0 W      0‐2 L      6:00pm      2:30pm      7:30pm      10:00pm    7:30pm      7:30pm      6:00pm      7:30pm      6:00pm      6:30pm      4:00pm      7:30pm      7:00pm      7:30pm      2:00pm      7:30pm      12:00pm    9:30pm      7:30pm      6:00pm      7:30pm      6:30pm      6:00pm      6:00pm  7:30pm      7:30pm      7:30pm      7:30pm      2:30pm      6:30pm      6:30pm     

GOAL SCORERS (MIN)            Oduro 71’              Oduro 28’      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐      ‐‐   

LEAGUE RECORD               0‐0‐1               1‐0‐1               1‐1‐1    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐      ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐    ‐‐ 

             

             

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*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, +Friendly 

 

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012  

CHICAGO FIRE ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 6 15 22 19 7 23 3 5 10 94 25 99 28 1 14 8 11 16 17 12 27 9 88 13 70 21 20 4

Player Jalil Anibaba Orr Barouch Austin Berry Corben Bone Kheli Dube Arne Friedrich Dan Gargan Cory Gibbs Sebastián Grazzini Kellen Gulley Sean Johnson Hunter Jumper Steven Kinney Jay Nolly Patrick Nyarko Dominic Oduro Daniel Paladini Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Logan Pause Victor Pineda Federico Puppo Rafael Robayo Gonzalo Segares Paolo Tornaghi Mike Videira Tony Walls Kwame Watson-Siriboe

Pos. DEF FWD DEF MID FWD DEF DEF DEF MID FWD GK DEF DEF GK FWD FWD MID MID MID MID MID FWD MID DEF GK MID DEF DEF

Ht. 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-11 5-8 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-3

Wt. 170 190 180 150 160 170 175 180 165 185 215 175 175 205 165 160 165 155 150 155 140 160 170 162 175 180 185 195

Birth date 10/19/1988 11/29/1991 06/06/1988 09/16/1988 06/18/1983 05/29/1979 12/14/1982 01/14/1980 01/25/1981 04/06/1994 05/31/1989 02/28/1989 10/28/1987 02/01/1982 01/15/1986 08/13/1985 11/11/1984 11/15/1987 07/26/1976 08/22/1981 03/15/1993 12/06/1986 04/24/1984 10/13/1982 06/21/1988 01/06/1986 01/16/1990 11/13/1986

Hometown Davis, CA Woodland Hills, CA Cincinnati, OH Plano, Texas Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Bad Oeynhausen, Germany Philadelphia, PA Fort Lauderdale, FL Rosario, Argentina Clinton, MS Lilburn, GA Plano, TX Norcross, GA Littleton, CO Kumasi, Ghana Pramso, Ghana Northridge, CA Guatemala City Guadalajara, Mexico Hillsborough, NC Bolingbrook, IL Montevideo, Uruguay Bogota, Colombia San Jose, Costa Rica Garbagnate Milanese, Italy Milford, MA Wauwatosa, WI Chino Hills, CA

College North Carolina -Louisville Wake Forest Coastal Carolina -Georgetown Brown University --Central Florida Virginia Elon University Indiana Virginia Tech

Status GC

GC Int.

Int.

GC

Virginia Commonwealth GC

Cal State Northridge --North Carolina ----

Int. Int.

Int. Int. Virginia Commonwealth GC Int. Duke UW-Green Bay Connecticut

CHICAGO FIRE NUMERICAL ROSTER AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE No. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 70 88 94 99

Player Jay Nolly Dan Gargan Kwame Watson-Siriboe Cory Gibbs Jalil Anibaba Kheli Dube Dominic Oduro Federico Puppo Sebastián Grazzini Daniel Paladini Logan Pause Gonzalo Segares Patrick Nyarko Orr Barouch Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Corben Bone Tony Walls Michael Videira Austin Berry Arne Friedrich Sean Johnson Victor Pineda Steven Kinney Paolo Tornaghi Rafael Robayo Kellen Gulley Hunter Jumper

Pos. GK DEF DEF DEF DEF FWD FWD FWD MID MID MID DEF FWD FWD MID MID MID DEF MID DEF DEF GK MID DEF GK MID FWD DEF

Pronunciation

SEER-ee-bow Jah-LEEL Ah-Nee-Bah-Bah doo-BAY pooh-PO GRASS-ee-knee

seh-GAH-res NEE-yah-koh Barr-OOK

VEE-dare-AH ARR-nuh FREE-drick

Head Coach: Frank Klopas Assistant Coach: Leo Percovich Assistant Coach: Mike Matkovich Goalkeeper Coach: Aron Hyde Soccer Fitness Specialist: Tony Jouaux

PIN-eh-DA TOR-nah-GEE row-BUY-O

Place of Birth Orlando, FL Philadelphia, PA Chino Hills, CA Plantation, FL Fontana, CA Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Accra, Ghana Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Rosario, Argentina Northridge, CA Hillsborough, NC San Jose, Costa Rica Kumasi, Ghana Haifa, Israel Guatemala City, Guatemala Guadalajara, Mexico Plano, Texas Wauwatosa, WI Milford, MA Cincinnati, OH Bad Oeynhausen, Germany Lilburn, GA Chicago, IL Norcross, GA Garbagnate Milanese, Italy Bogota, Colombia Clinton, MS Plano, TX

Last Team Vancouver Whitecaps Toronto FC Connecticut (NCAA) New England Revolution North Carolina (NCAA) New England Revolution Houston Dynamo Danubio FC (URU) CA All Boys (ARG) Carolina Railhawks (NASL) North Carolina (NCAA) Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Tigres (MEX) CSD Municipal (GUA) Club America (MEX) Chicago Fire UW-Green Bay (NCAA) AC St. Louis (USSF D-2) Louisville (NCAA) VfL Wolfsburg (GER) Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Como (ITA) Millonarios (COL) CFJ-Mississippi Virginia (NCAA)

Head Athletic Trainer: Bo Leonard Assistant Athletic Trainer: Matt Zalewski Equipment Manager: Charles Raycroft Assistant Equipment Manager: Allan Araujo Director of Team Operations: Ron Stern

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012  

2012 Chicago Fire MLS Regular Season Statistics (thru 4/2/2012)  Player  GP  GS  MIN  G  A  C  E  Jalil Anibaba  3  3  270  0  0  0  0  Orr Barouch  1  0  7  0  0  0  0  Austin Berry  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Corben Bone  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Kheli Dube  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Arne Friedrich  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Dan Gargan  2  2  180  0  0  0  0  Cory Gibbs  3  3  270  0  0  1  0  Sebastian Grazzini  3  3  254  0  1  3  0  Kellen Gulley  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Sean Johnson  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Hunter Jumper  1  0  22  0  0  0  0  Steven��Kinney  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Jay Nolly  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Patrick Nyarko  3  3  270  0  0  0  0  Dominic Oduro  3  3  27  2  0  0  0  Daniel Paladini  3  0  60  0  0  0  0  Marco Pappa  3  3  229  0  1  0  0  Pavel Pardo  3  3  250  0  0  1  0  Logan Pause  3  3  263  0  0  0  0  Victor Pineda  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Federico Puppo  3  0  41  0  0  0  0  Rafael Robayo  2  1  66  0  0  0  0  Gonzalo Segares  3  3  248  0  0  0  0  Paolo Tornaghi  3  3  270  0  0  0  0  Michael Videira  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Tony Walls  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  Kwame Watson‐Siriboe  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  GOALKEEPING STATISTICS  Player  GP  GS  Sean Johnson  0  0  Jay Nolly  0  0  Paolo Tornaghi  3  3 

MIN  0  0  270 

SHT  0  0  17 

SVS  0  0  14 

GA  0  0  3 

GAA  0  0  1.00 

GWG  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

PG  PA  W  L  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0 0  0  1  1

D  0  0  1 

GWA  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

SO  0  0  1 

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012   #6 JALIL ANIBABA – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 270 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 10/22/11 vs. CLB (30’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/17/11 vs. LA (89’)  Scored a brace in 2011 season finale, a 3-2 victory 10/22 vs. CLB  First professional goal in 2-1 U.S. Open Cup qualifying victory over 3/30/11 vs. Colorado was voted club’s 2011 Goal of the Year st th  Drafted in 1 round, 13 overall of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft #15–ORR BAROUCH – 2012: 1 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 7 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 7 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 08/07/11 @ VAN (80’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/15/11 @ DC (Chaves 95+’)  Rights purchased from Tigres UANL during 2011 offseason  Israeli citizen and U.S. green card holder  Part of Israeli U-21 squad #22—AUSTIN BERRY – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Has not appeared in an MLS match LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not registered an assist in MLS play  Selected ninth overall (first round) in 2012 MLS SuperDraft  Was part of 2010 Chicago Fire PDL team  Played in 2010 NCAA College Cup for University of Louisville #19–CORBEN BONE – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 73 min., 10/01/11 @ HOU in 1-1 draw LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/14/2011 @ TOR (Barouch 75’)  Member of Generation adidas program st th  Drafted in 1 round, 13 overall of 2010 MLS SuperDraft  Recorded 15 goals and 38 assists in three years of play at Wake Forest University

#94 – KELLEN GULLEY – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Has not appeared in an MLS match LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not registered an assist in MLS play Finished  Product of Mississippi Fire Juniors  Became club’s second Homegrown Player after signing with the first team in August 2011 #25 – SEAN JOHNSON – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0W, 0SO in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 10/22/11 vs. CLB in 3-2 win LAST MLS WIN: 10/22/11 vs. CLB LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 09/28/11 vs. RSL (3-0 win)  Has two appearances for the full U.S. Men’s National Team  Called in as a member of the U.S. U-23 Olympic Qualifying Team  At age 21, was the youngest player to appear in goal for the Chicago Fire after making his debut on August 1, 2010. #99 – HUNTER JUMPER – 2012: 1 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 22 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 22 min., 03/17/12 at MTL in 1-1 draw LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not registered an assist in MLS play Finished th  Selected 28 overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft  Appeared in 79 matches between 2008-11 at the University of Virginia, helping the Cavaliers to the 2009 NCAA College Cup  Able to play at left back as well as a center back #28 – STEVEN KINNEY – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 58 min., 10/23/10 @CHV in 4-1 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/29/10 @ SJ (39’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/08/10 vs. CLB (Lowry 30’)  Appeared in 13 matches, logging 963 minutes in rookie 2010 season  First player out of Elon University to sign an MLS contract  Made 78 appearances during his four-year college career at Elon University

#7 – KHELI DUBE – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 10 min., 10/15/11 vsl CLB in 3-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 10/10/10 vs. HOU (73’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/2/10 vs. RSL (Nyassi 82’)  Selected by Fire in 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft  Runner-up for 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year after tallying four goals and four assists in 21 matches for New England

#1 – JAY NOLLY – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0W, 0SO in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 8/13/11 vs. DC in 4-0 loss LAST MLS WIN: 8/7/11 vs. CHI LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 5/7/11 at CHI (0-0 draw)  Acquired via trade from Vancouver on December 5, 2011

#23 – ARNE FRIEDRICH – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Has not appeared in an MLS match LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not registered an assist in MLS play  Veteran of 2006 and 2010 German World Cup Teams  Appeared for Germany at the 2004 and 2008 European Championship  Has amassed 82 appearances for Die Mannschaft

#14 – PATRICK NYARKO – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 270 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 09/25/11 vs. NE (30’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/15/11 @ DC (Grazzini 93+’)  Team leader in assists the past two seasons with 10 (2010) and 9 in 2011  Has appeared in more matches than any other Fire player over the past three seasons with 87 games played  Made debut for Ghana in 1-1 draw vs. Chile on 2/29/12

#3 – DAN GARGAN – 2012: 2 GP/2 GS, 0G, 0A in 180 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 03/24/12 vs. PHI in 1-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 08/21/11 vs. TOR (69’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/07/10 vs. CHV (Attakora 21’)  Acquired in a trade with Toronto for Dasan Robinson on 7/28/2011  Scored his second career MLS goal in his first appearance against his former club Toronto in 2-0 win on 8/21/2011 #5 – CORY GIBBS – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 270 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 09/17/11 vs. CHV (2’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/24/09 vs. DC (Davis 63’)  2011 Chicago Fire Defender of the Year  Tallied a career high three goals, all off headers, for the Fire in 2011  Has appeared in 19 matches for the U.S. Men’s National

#8 – DOMINIC ODURO – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 2G, 0A in 270 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 03/24/2012 vs. PHI (28’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/30/11 @ COL (Pappa 43’)  Became first Fire player since 2004 to score double digit goals in 2011  With 12 goals, was 2011 Fire MVP and Golden Boot winner  Made debut for Ghana in 1-1 draw vs. Chile on 2/29/12 #11 – DANIEL PALADINI – 2012: 3 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 60 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 29 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 09/06/2008 @ TOR (41’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/28/2011 @ RSL (Pappa 9’)  Two-time Division 2 All-League Best XI Midfielder (2009-10)  Helped Carolina RailHawks to 2010 USSFD2 Finals  Drafted in 2006 by Los Angeles Galaxy

#10 – SEBASTIAN GRAZZINI – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 1A in 254 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 10/15/11 vs. DC (93+’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/17/12 at MTL (Oduro 71’)  Tallied five goals and four assists in 11 matches after joining on July 13, 2011  Last played for Club Atletico All Boys in the Argentine Primera Division CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB – www.Chicago-Fire.com – 7000 S. Harlem Ave. – Bridgeview, IL 60455 – 708.496.6725

 

   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012  

#16 – MARCO PAPPA – 2012: 3 GP/ 3 GS, 0G, 1A in 229 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 78 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 09/28/11 @ RSL (75’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/24/12 vs. PHI (Oduro 28’)  Hit a career high eight goals in 2011  Became just the fifth player in Fire history to record a hat trick on 9/28/11 at RSL  Won MLS Goal of the Year for strike on 4/10/10 vs. SJ #17 – PAVEL PARDO – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 250 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 08/03/11 vs. PHI (54’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/22/11 vs. CLB (Anibaba 11’)  Appeared in the 1998 and 2006 FIFA World Cups for Mexico  Appeared in over 300 matches for Club America in the Mexican Primera Division  Won the 2007 Bundesliga title with Stuttgart

#20 – TONY WALLS – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Has not appeared in a first team MLS match th  Highest 2012 MLS Supplemental pick to sign an MLS contract (47 overall)  Was a member of 2010 Chicago Fire PDL side #4 – KWAME WATSON-SIRIBOE – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 10/16/10 vs. DC in 0-0 draw LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored an MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not tallied an MLS assist  Spent the 2011 season on loan with the NASL’s FC Tampa Bay th  Selected 26 overall (second round) out of UConn in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft

 

#12 – LOGAN PAUSE – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 263 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 05/08/10 @ TOR (51’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/23/10 @ CHV (Carr 68’)  Sits second on club’s all-time appearance list with 227 GP th  Enters his 10 consecutive season with the Fire in 2012 and second as captain  Longest tenured member of the current roster  Has earned six caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team  Has appeared in 21+ games in every season since joining the Fire in 2003  Youngest Fire player to hit 200 MLS regular season appearances at 29 #27 – VICTOR PINEDA– 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Has not appeared in a first team MLS match  First Home Grown player signed by the Chicago Fire first team  Helped Fire’s U16/17 Academy to 2010 National Championship  Has previously played for U.S. U17, U18 and U20 National Teams #9 – FEDERICO PUPPO – 2012: 3 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 41 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 12 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored an MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS match  Joined the Fire from Uruguayan club Danubio  Appeared for Uruguay at 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara #88 – RAFAEL ROBAYO – 2012: 2 GP/1 GS, 0G, 0A in 66 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 61 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored an MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS match  Joined Fire from Colombian club Millonarios where he served as captain the past two seasons  Has one cap for the Colombian Men’s National Team #13 – GONZALO SEGARES – 2012: 3 GP/3 GS, 0G, 0A in 248 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 04/01/12 at COL in 2-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 10/25/09 @ CLB (88’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/15/11 @ DC (Chaves 95+’)  Led all Fire players with appearances in 2011, playing in 33 MLS matches and 38 competitive matches.  With 8, sits second among Fire defenders for most goals all-time for the club behind Lubos Kubik (15)  Has appeared in 19 matches for the Costa Rican Men’s National Team th  Selected 35 overall (third round) by the Fire in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft #21 – MICHAEL VIDEIRA – 2012: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 19 min., 10/15/11 @ DC in 2-1 win LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored an MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/26/11 vs KC (Puerari 40’)  Signed with Hamilton Academical of the Scottish Premier League in 2008 after playing four years at Duke  Played for the U.S. U17 and U20 Men’s National Teams

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   - vs. Houston Dynamo – April 15, 2012   3-17-12 @ MTL, T 1-1 GK Tornaghi D Gargan D Anibaba D Gibbs D Segares (Jumper 68’) M Pappa (Puppo 62’) M Pardo M Pause M Grazzini (Paladini 79’) M Nyarko F Oduro 1

3-24-12 vs. PHI,W 1-0 GK Tornaghi D Gargan D Anibaba D Gibbs D Segares M Pappa (Puppo 89’) M Pardo (Paladini 70’) M Pause M Grazzini (Robayo 85’) M Nyarko F Oduro 1

4-1-12 @ COL, L 0-2 GK Tornaghi D Pause (Barouch 83’) D Anibaba D Gibbs D Segares M Pappa (Puppo 78’) M Pardo M Robayo (Paladini 61’) M Grazzini M Nyarko F Oduro

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Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire Sunday, 15 April 2012 – 6 p.m. CT  MLS regular season – Game #4  Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.     Broadcast Information 

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DYNAMO VS. CHICAGO FIRE – HOUSTON BACK ON THE PITCH AFTER 22 DAY-BREAK The Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire meet at Toyota Park on Sunday night, ending a 22‐day layoff for the  Dynamo after their 2‐0 setback in Seattle on March 23.  Houston continues its seven‐game season‐opening road  trip with its first match of the season against an Eastern Conference foe. The Dynamo allowed their first goals of  the season in the 2‐0 loss at Seattle. In the 23rd minute, Sounders forward David Estrada pounced on a Houston  clearance of a corner kick and took a low shot from 25 yards. His shot deflected off Geoff Cameron’s foot and  went the opposite direction of Dynamo keeper Tally Hall for the opening goal. Four minutes later, Cameron was  called for a penalty on a push in the back on former Dynamo player Patrick Ianni. Brad Evans buried the spot  kick for a 2‐0 Seattle lead. Houston’s best chance came on 17 minutes, as Brian Ching deftly laid off a pass to Will  Bruin at the top of the Seattle box. Bruin produced a first‐touch left‐footed volley that required Seattle keeper  Michael Gspurning to parry it over the crossbar.     Houston vs. Chicago: The Dynamo have enjoyed success against the Fire over the years, compiling a 6‐3‐3 record  against the original MLS club. Houston has played especially well at Toyota Park, going 3‐1‐2 at the home of the  Fire, including three consecutive away wins from 2007‐09. The teams drew 1‐1 in both meetings in 2011. Bobby  Boswell headed home a Brad Davis corner kick for an 83rd‐minute equalizer in the first meeting, April 23 at  Toyota Park. In the Oct. 1 encounter at Robertson Stadium, Colin Clark gave Houston a lead on 33 minutes before  former Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro equalized ten minutes later. On 8/21/10 Brian Ching recorded a hat  trick against the Fire at Robertson Stadium, the second of his career.         

DYNAMO NOTES  Key Players Out: Houston will likely be without the services of three starting midfielders. 2011 MLS MVP  runner‐up Brad Davis is likely out with a left calf strain. Adam Moffat is serving a one‐game suspension for  a “for a reckless challenge which endangered the safety of his opponent” in the Seattle game. Colin Clark  will serve the first game of his three‐game suspension for “using unacceptable and offensive language  toward a ball boy” in the Seattle game.    Davis played in every MLS regular season game in 2011 for the first time in his career before suffering a  quad injury in the Eastern Conference final at Sporting Kansas City. After offseason surgery, Davis was back  to full health and played 90 minutes in Houston’s first three games before the calf injury.  

     Davis is in danger of breaking a streak of 45 consecutive regular season games started. The last time Davis  did not start a regular season game was 8/28/10 at Colorado. Tally Hall is next for Houston with 37  consecutive regular season starts.    Reserves: The Dynamo Reserves defeated FC Dallas Reserves 1‐0 on Tuesday at FC Dallas Stadium to  remain perfect at 3‐0‐0 in Reserve League Play. Forward Cam Weaver produced his second game‐winner in  a row, burying his second Reserve League goal off a pass from Colin Rolfe. It was the third shutout for the  Reserves, with Tyler Deric in goal for each.     Dynamo sign Oscar Recio: The Dynamo signed Mexican defender Oscar Recio on loan from Mexican first  division club C.F. Monterrey on Friday, April 13. Recio joined the Dynamo at the beginning of preseason  and has seen significant minutes in both preseason and reserve matches. The left back has played all 270  minutes of reserve league action in 2012 and has helped anchor a defense that has posted three shutouts in  three matches. Before joining the Dynamo, the 22‐year‐old defender spent time with CF Monterrey, Merida  FC, Atlante FC and most recently Club de Fútbol Indios.   Houston’s 2‐0 loss at Seattle ended a four‐game road winning streak (regular season), in which all wins  included a clean sheet. Including playoffs, the Dynamo have won 6 of 8 on the road, with the 1‐0 loss to LA  Galaxy in MLS Cup the only other defeat.    The Dynamo are (6‐1‐2) in their last nine regular season games. Before the loss at Seattle, Houston’s last  defeat was a 2‐0 setback at Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 10, 2011.    First Road Win of 2012: Houston’s 1‐0 win over Chivas USA erased bad memories of the 2011 road  schedule. Amazingly, it took Houston 16 games to record its first road win of the 2011 campaign. After a 0‐ 6‐9 start, the Dynamo defeated FC Dallas 1‐0 at Pizza Hut Park on September 24 on Geoff Cameron’s goal in  the 87th minute. The win started a road‐roll for the Dynamo, which won its final two games (at Portland and  Philadelphia) of the regular season before winning two road playoff games (Philadelphia and Sporting KC).  That stretch included a 7‐1 record against Western Conference teams. Houston went 9‐6‐4 in 2011 against its  former conference.   Andre Hainault is enjoying a goal‐scoring streak that defies logic given his scoring record. Hainault scored  3 goals in the first 88 games of his Dynamo career (all competitions). With his winner at Chivas USA on  March 11, the Montreal‐native has scored 4 goals in his last 9 games (10/14/11 @ Portland, 10/30/11 @  Philadelphia, 11/6/11 @ Sporting Kansas City, and March 11 @ Chivas.)    Clean Sheets: The Dynamo have earned four clean sheets in their last six games, playoffs included (11/3/11,  1‐0 vs. PHI; 11/6/11, 2‐0 @ SKC; 3/11/12, 1‐0 @ CHV, and 3/17/12, 1‐0 @ SJ).   Well‐traveled Jamaicans: Midfielder Je‐Vaughn Watson and defender Jermaine Taylor had a chance to  settle in for the three‐week break after plenty of time in the air. The Jamaica internationals played three  games in seven days in three different locations in March, including 3/17 at San Jose, 3/21 vs. Costa Rica in  Kingston, Jamaica and 3/23 in Seattle.  The pair also played in two friendlies for Jamaica in February while  the Dynamo participated in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando.    

     First: Houston recorded its first‐ever opening day win on the road on March 11 at Chivas USA. It was also  the Dynamo’s first season‐opening win since 2006 (home or road). More details in chart below.    Clutch: Hainault’s game‐winner two minutes into stoppage time at Chivas USA continued a run of late  goals for Houston in 2011. Last year, the Dynamo scored 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games, second  best in MLS (Seattle).    Late Winners: Hainault’s goal at Chivas USA was the first Dynamo goal in extra time since Alex Dixon  earned a vital 3‐2 win over Real Salt Lake at Robertson Stadium on Aug. 20, 2011. Three days earlier, Bobby  Boswell earned a 1‐1 tie at New England with a 90th‐minute equalizer.    Sarkodie’s U‐23 Time: Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie started in two of three games for the U.S. U‐23  team in the  CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Sarkodie played 90 minutes vs. Cuba and  El Salvador.     Offseason additions: The Dynamo’s offseason consisted mostly of moves to add depth to a core of returning  starters. Houston acquired three players via draft (F‐Colin Rolfe, D‐Warren Creavalle and M‐Brian  Ownby), three via trade (D/M‐Nathan Sturgis, F‐Macoumba Kandji and F‐Brian Ching), and one trialist  signing (GK‐Erich Marscheider).    Preseason: Forward Will Bruin led the Dynamo offense in the preseason with four goals, including the club’s lone  goal in four matches in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, a header goal versus Montreal. Brian Ownby (3)  Colin Clark (2), Colin Rolfe (2) Nathan Sturgis (2) rounded out the Dynamo scoring leaders.   With construction continuing at BBVA Compass Stadium, the Dynamo’s new downtown facility, the club is  forced to begin its season with seven games on the road. After road games with Chivas USA, San Jose, Seattle,  Chicago, Columbus, DC United and New York, Houston opens its new stadium against DC United on May 12.    Nearly six years after the club’s first‐ever match on April 2, 2006, only two players remain on the Dynamo roster:  Brian Ching and Brad Davis. Defender Eddie Robinson retired in January and joined the front office as an  assistant coach with the Youth Academy and a color analyst on TV broadcasts. 

UP NEXT: FOUR MORE ON ROAD IN EAST Houston will continue its franchise‐record seven‐game road trip with more Eastern Conference competition. After  Chicago, the Dynamo will make trips to Columbus (4/21), DC United (4/28) and New York (5/9) before the May 12  opening of BBVA Compass Stadium.   

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (4-4-2, Right-Left)  

Tally Hall;   Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe;   Je‐Vaughn Watson, Nathan Sturgis, Luiz Camargo, Alex Dixon;   Will Bruin, Brian Ching 

HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

Tally Hall 

GK  6‐4 

205  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Calen Carr 

150  10‐4‐82 

 

6‐0 

Jermaine Taylor 

5‐10  180  1‐14‐85 

 

Warren Creavalle 

6‐0 

cruh‐VALL 

Nathan Sturgis 

M/D  5‐10  150  7‐6‐87 

Colin Clark 

6‐0 

180  4‐11‐84 

Kofi Sarkodie 

5‐8 

165  3‐22‐91 

KO‐fee sar‐KO‐dee 

Macoumba Kandji 

165  8‐14‐90 

Status

International 

Stir‐jiss 

  Generation adidas 

6‐4 

175  8‐2‐84 

mah‐KOOM‐bah KAHN‐gee 

10  Je‐Vaughn Watson 

6‐1 

175  10‐22‐83 

Jeh‐Vaughn 

11  Brad Davis 

5‐11  175  11‐8‐81 

 

12  Will Bruin 

6‐2 

194  10‐24‐89 

 

14  Colin Rolfe 

6‐0 

175  2‐15‐90 

Rawlfe 

15  Cam Weaver 

6‐4 

195  6‐10‐83 

 

16  Adam Moffat 

6‐0 

175  5‐15‐86 

Moff‐it 

17  Luiz Camargo 

5‐8 

172  5‐4‐87 

 

18  Josue Soto 

5‐9 

160  1‐3‐89 

hoh‐SWAY 

Home‐Grown Player 

19  Alex Dixon 

5‐8 

150  2‐7‐90 

 

Home‐Grown Player 

20  Geoff Cameron 

6‐3 

185  7‐11‐85 

 

22  Brian Ownby 

6‐0 

160  7‐14‐90 

Own‐be 

23  Oscar Recio 

5‐9 

161  6‐23‐89 

REH‐cee‐oh 

24  Tyler Deric 

GK  6‐3 

195  8‐30‐88 

DARE‐ick 

25  Brian Ching 

6‐1 

195  5‐24‐78 

 

26  Corey Ashe 

5‐5 

154  3‐14‐86 

ASH 

28  Erich Marscheider 

GK  6‐3 

185  1‐5‐93 

Mar‐shy‐der 

31  Andre Hainault 

6‐0 

180  6‐17‐86 

HAY‐no 

32  Bobby Boswell 

6‐2 

185  3‐15‐83 

BOZ‐well 

 

 

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (9th year overall, 102‐68‐81 MLS)  Assistant Coach – Wade Barrett  Assistant Coach – Steve Ralston  Goalkeepers Coach – Tim Hanley  Head Athletic Trainer – Theron Enns  Director, Soccer Operations – Nick Kowba  Assistant Athletic Trainer – Shane Caron  Equipment Manager – Michael Porter 

  International 

Generation adidas      International 

International  Home‐Grown Player 

International 

Houston Dynamo Player Bios *All Dynamo career stats are regular season only GK 6-4 1 TALLY HALL Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 42 GP, 42 GS

205 Age: 26

Goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability returns as the starter in 2012 after making first MLS All-Star team in 2011.

2012 MLS: 3 GS, 270 mins, 0.67 GAA 2 shutouts, 2-1-0 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 6 shutouts, 12-9-13 2011 Playoffs: 3 GS, 270 mins, 0.50 GAA, 20 saves, 2 shutouts

 Made two saves in 3/17 win @ San Jose for ninth career MLS regular season shutout. Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week.  Posted a 1.21 GAA and notched six shutouts while playing every minute of the 2011 regular season (Dynamo Ironman of the Year).  Notched two playoff shutouts and allowed just 2 goals in 4 games in 2011 Cup run  Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week four times in 2011 (all after road games), a league high among goalkeepers.  One of only four players to play all 3,060 minutes of the season in 2011, an MLS record. Most saves (’12): 5, 3/17/12 at San Jose Last shutout: 3/17/12 @ San Jose Last goal: 10/21/09 at Isidro Metapán (CCL) Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York Last yellow card: 7/3/11 at Colorado FW 6-0 150 3 CALEN CARR Born: 10/4/82, Berkeley, CA Age: 29 Last Club: Chicago Fire - 2006-11 College: University of California Dynamo career: Second year – 11 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A

Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago early in 2011 season.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 36 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 249 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 4 GS, 380 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 299 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 win at FC Dallas Reserves on Tuesday  Has made two appearances as substitute after offseason surgery to repair meniscus in left knee  Played 13 minutes vs. Chivas USA on 3/11 and 23 minutes vs. San Jose on 3/17...  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 win at FC Dallas Reserves on Tuesday  Started all four playoff matches and scored gamewinning goal in first leg vs. PHI on 10/30  Recovered from preseason concussion in 2011 to make 9 regular-season appearances, including 4 starts Last goal: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last assist: 10/21/07 vs. LA Galaxy (w. CHI) Last start: 11/20/11 @ LA Galaxy (MLS Cup Final) Last yellow card: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last red card: 9/9/06 at Columbus (w. CHI) DF 5-10 180 I 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 27 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) – 2009-11 Other Clubs: Harbour View F.C. (Jamaica) – 2004-09 Dynamo career: Second year – 15 GP, 11 GS, 0 G, 1 A Calm, experienced defender who provides depth across backline and remains a fixture for Jamaica national team (46 caps).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 1 GS, 135 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 10 GS, 925 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 2 GP, 1 GS, 1451 mins, 0 G, 0 A

 Played 90 minutes in 1-0 win at FC Dallas Reserves on Tuesday  Entered as substitute at right back for second half of 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders on 3/23.  Played 90 minutes at left back in 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17  In 2011, made 13 appearances, 10 of them starts, and notched one assist despite missing time due to injury and national team duty  Started and played all 90 minutes at left back in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20/11  Made first playoff appearance at left back in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11. Subbed on for Brad Davis and headed free kick on goal to lead to Andre Hainault's opening goal  Opening Day starter at center back on 3/19/11 Last start: 3/17/11 @ San Jose Last goal: None in MLS Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/14/11 at Columbus 5 WARREN CREAVALLE DF 6-0 165 Born: 8/14/90, Brooklyn, NY Age: 21 Last Club: University of Central Florida ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in second round of 2012 SuperDraft (No.37 overall) Predominately a defensive midfielder in college, has begun transition to right back with Houston

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Rookie has played 90 minutes in all three Reserve League games.  Played at Furman University (2008-09) and University of Central Florida (2010-11)  Scored 8 goals and added 10 assists in 73 career collegiate games  Two-time All-Conference USA First Team (2010, ’11)  Two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team (2008, ’09)  Played for U.S. U-20 national team on a tour of Spain against Real Madrid, Atletico Marid, and Rayo Vallecano (2008)

6 NATHAN STURGIS M/D 5-10 150 Born: 7/6/87, Boca Raton, FL Age: 24 Last Club: Toronto FC (2011) Other Clubs: Seattle (2009-10), Real Salt Lake (2007-08), LA Galaxy (2006-07) College: Clemson University Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2012 SuperDraft on 12/29/11. Versatile player who can fill roles in midfield and defense, while offering both experience and youth to new club.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 8 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 14 GP, 11 GS, 953 mins, 0 G,0 A  Made Dynamo debut in 83rd minute of 1-0 win at San Jose  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 Reserves win vs. Colorado on 3/13 and 3-0 win at Sporting KC on 3/27  2011: Appeared in 14 games for Toronto FC, starting 11. Led club with 31 corner kicks  2010: Appeared in 20 games for Seattle, starting 16.  Scored first career goal off a penalty kick at CLB (9/18)… Recorded two assists, including his first point in league play vs. CHI (8/28)… Led club with 69 corner kicks. Started and made key defensive play to clear ball off goal line in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 Last start: 7/20/11 vs. Dallas (56 minutes) Last goal: 9/18/10 at Columbus (only career goal) Last assist: 10/2/10 vs Toronto FC Last yellow card: 3/19/11 at Vancouver Last red card: Never in MLS (75 reg. season games) MF 6-0 180 7 COLIN CLARK Born: 4/11/84, Fort Collins, CO Age: 28 Last Club: Colorado Rapids (2006-10) College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career: Third year – 31 GP, 19 GS, 4 G, 3 A Tricky, technical attacking midfielder acquired from Colorado in 2010. United States international (1 cap).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mis, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 29 GP, 17 GS, 1,486 mins, 4 G, 3 A 2011 Playoffs: 1 GP, 12 mins, 0 G, 0 A (MLS Cup)  Will missed three matches (4/15 at Chicago, 4/21 at Columbus and 4/28 at DC United) due to suspension.  Started first three games of regular season and played 90 minutes at Chivas USA on 3/11 and at Seattle on 3/23  Returned from 2010 ACL injury and made first MLS appearance for Houston as a late sub in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10/11 Last goal: 10/1/11 vs. Chicago Last assist: 8/14/11 vs. Portland Last start: 3/23/12 @ Seattle Last yellow card: 7/3/11 at Colorado Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City DF 5-8 165 GA 8 KOFI SARKODIE Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 21 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Second year – 7 GP, 7 GS, 0 G, 0 A Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-23 international.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 582 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 8 GP, 8 GS, 720 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Made Reserve League debut with 90 minutes vs. FC Dallas on Tuesday  Played 90 minutes in two of three games for the U.S. U-23 team in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, starting games vs. Cuba and El Salvador.  Played 90 minutes in US U-23s 2-0 win over rival Mexico in friendly in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 29.  Started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25/11, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days

Last appearance: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA (start) Last yellow card: 6/25/11 at D.C. United Last red card: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last goal: never in MLS Last assist: never in MLS FW 6-4 175 9 MACOUMBA KANDJI Born: 8/2/85, Dakar, Senegal Age: 26 Last Club: Colorado Rapids - 2010-11 (16 apps, 0 gls) Other Clubs: N.Y. Red Bulls – 2008-10 (41 apps, 6 gls) College: Georgia Military College Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Colorado in exchange for a conditional draft pick on 2/8/12. A tall, quick, athletic forward, who has the willingness to take on defenders and play both the outside mid and forward positions.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 0 GS, 18 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 1 GS, 123 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 102 mis, 0 G, 0 A  Has played 90 minutes in all three Reserve League games.  Appeared as substitute in 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11 and 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders on 3/23  2011: Appeared in nine games (one start) for Colorado ... Playoffs: Made three appearances off the bench and totaled 102 minutes Last goal: 4/3/10 @Seattle (w/ NY) Last assist: 9/29/10 vs. Philadelphia (2) (w/ COL) Last start: 9/9/11 @ LA (39 minutes) (w/ COL) Last 2-goal game: 10/24/09 vs. Toronto (only in MLS) Last yellow card: 4/3/10 @ Seattle (w/ NY) Last red card: never in MLS MF 6-1 175 I 10 JE-VAUGHN WATSON Born: 10/22/83, St. Catherine, Jamaica Age: 28 Last Club: Sporting Central (Jamaica) – 2005-11 Other Clubs: None Dynamo career: Second year – 25 GP, 14 GS, 1 G, 2 A Energetic midfielder who can play a variety of roles in midfield. Jamaica international (15 caps).

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 3 GS, 247 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 22 GP, 11 GS, 1,163 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 64 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 7 GS, 482 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Has started three consecutive games for first time since 6/25-7/23/11, when he started five in a row.  Scored goal and had two assists for Jamaica in pair of February friendlies vs. Cuba and New Zealand  Came on as a substitute in MLS Cup Final and both playoff legs vs. PHI  Acquired in April 2011 and made Dynamo debut as substitute in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23 Last goal: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last assist: 5/7/11 at Toronto FC Last yellow card: 10/14/11 at Portland Last red card: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA MF 5-11 175 11 BRAD DAVIS Born: 11/8/81, St. Charles, MO Age: 30 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2005) Other Clubs: Dallas Burn - 2003-04, New York - 2002 College: Saint Louis University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 162 GP, 148 GS, 22 G, 62 A Original Dynamo player, 4-time MLS All-Star and winner of last three team MVP awards. Club's all-time leader in games, starts, and assists, the talented leftfooted midfielder recorded 16 assists in 2011 and finished as MLS MVP runner-up and named to MLS Bext XI. United States international (5 caps).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 2,892 mins, 4 G, 16 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GS, 219 mins, 0 G, 2 A  In danger of breaking streak of 45 consecutive regular season games started after suffering left calf strain. Last regular season game he did not start: 8/28/10 at COL  Scored game-winning penalty (14’) in 1-0 win @ San Jose on 3/17

 2011: Assisted two of three Houston goals in playoff series vs. PHI with free kick deliveries  League MVP runner up after leading MLS with 16 assists  40 assists over last three seasons (16, 12, 12)  Earned fourth MLS All-Star selection in 2011…  Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week on seven different occasions, tied for the most in MLS  Started every regular-season match for the first time in his career  In MLS play, has notched at least 10 assists in three consecutive seasons and four of the last six  MLS Player of the Month for April 2011 after tallying six assists in five games  Assisted on all three Dynamo goals in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10, the first three-assist game of his career  Won MLS assist title with accurate cross to Carlo Costly in 3-1 win vs. LA on 10/23 Last goal: 3/17/12 @ San Jose (penalty) Last goal (non-penalty): 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City (free kick) Last assist: 11/3/11 vs. Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last yellow card: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last red card: 8/30/09 at Colorado FW 6-2 194 GA 12 WILL BRUIN Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 22 Last Club: Indiana University Dynamo career: Second year – 28 GP, 24 GS, 5 G, 1 A Forward saw significant playing time after being selected in the first round (No. 11) of 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 3 GS, 234 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 25 GP, 21 GS, 1,693 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 37 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 5 GP, 3 GS, 285 mins, 2 G, 1 A  Has started all three regular season matches  Came close to scoring vs. Seattle on 3/23 as leftfooted volley from top of box was parried over cross bar by Michael Gspurning.  Made first MLS start (77 mins) since 9/14/11 @ Columbus in 1-0 win @ Chivas USA on 3/11/12.

 2011: Appeared as a sub in three playoff games (DNP in MLS Cup)  Netted five goals to tie for lead among all MLS rookies while appearing in club-rookie-record 25 games  Became first Dynamo rookie to start on Opening Day in 1-0 loss vs. PHI on 3/19  Became fifth player and first rookie in Dynamo history to score a hat trick in 4-1 win vs. DC on 4/29 ... In the process, became second-youngest player in MLS history and fourth MLS rookie to ever score three goals in a game ... Named MLS Player of the Week for his performance Last goal: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York Last start: 3/17/12 at San Jose (67 mins) Last hat trick: 4/29/11 vs. DC (only in MLS) Last yellow card: 5/14/11 at Real Salt Lake Last red card: Never in MLS FW 6-0 175 14 COLIN ROLFE Born: 2/15/90, Spokane, WA Age: 22 Last Club: University of Louisville ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 MLS SuperDraft (No. 18 overall) Hard-nosed forward, drafted by the Dynamo with the No. 18 overall selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 0 GS, 62 mins, 1 G, 1 A 

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Has been productive off the bench in three Reserve League games, scoring goal in 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27 and recording assist on winner at FC Dallas on Tuesday. Named a finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top player in 2010 Appeared in 87 career games, with 79 starts, and finished with 33 goals and 21 assists 2011: Finished senior campaign with nine goals and 10 assists in 23 games Named NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team 2010: Totaled nine goals and seven assists

15 CAM WEAVER FW 6-4 195 Born: 6/10/83, Tacoma, WA Age: 28 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2009) Other Clubs: FK Haugesund (Norway) – 2007-2009; Seattle Sounders (USL1) - 2006 College: Seattle University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 51 GP, 29 GS, 10 G, 3 A Towering target forward who missed end of 2011 season with hip injury

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 23 MINS, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 255 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 16 GS, 1,611 mins, 4 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: DNP (hip injury)  Made season debut as substitute in 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17 for first appearance since 9/17/11.  2012 Reserves: Scored game-winning goals in 1-0 win at FC Dallas on Tuesday and 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  Missed 2011 playoffs following October surgery to repair torn labrum in hip  Scored four goals in 2011 to tie an MLS career high and added an assist … Four goals came in first 13 games; he played rest of year with labrum injury Last appearance: 3/17/12 @ San Jose Last start: 9/14/11 @ Columbus Last goal: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last assist: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last two-goal game: 6/13/09 @ FC Dallas Last yellow card: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last red card: 10/4/09 vs. Kansas City Last hat trick: Never in MLS MF 6-0 175 16 ADAM MOFFAT Born: 5/15/86, Glasgow, Scotland Age: 25 Last Club: Portland (2011) Other Clubs: Columbus – 2007-10, Cleveland City Stars – 2007 (USL2); Elgin City – 2006-07 (Scotland); Ross County – 2005-06 (Scotland) Dynamo career: Second year – 16 GP, 15 GS, 2 G, 2 A Tenacious two-way midfielder acquired in July 2011 trade with Portland in exchange for Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala.

2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 1 A

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 12 GS, 1,103 mins, 2 G, 1 A (HOU only) 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A

 Handed one-game suspension by MLS Disciplinary Committee for a "reckless challenge which endangered the safety of his opponent" against Seattle on 3/23.  Played 90 minutes in first three regular season games  Earned assist on Andre Hainault’s stoppagetime winner vs. Chivas on 3/11/11  2011: Played every minute of 2011 playoffs  Helped set up opening goal in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11 in Eastern Conference final with free kick to back post  Key acquisition via trade helped Dynamo go 62-4 in his 12 starts while scoring two spectacular long-range goals and adding one assist  Had been limited to four games and 100 minutes in league play with Portland  Scored spectacular long-range goal from nearly 40 yards out to key 2-1 win vs. POR on 8/14/11 ... Strike against his former club was voted MLS Goal of the Week Last goal: 10/23/11 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 3/11/12 at Chivas USA Last yellow card: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last red card: 8/17/11 at New England Last two-goal game: Never in MLS MF 5-8 172 I 17 LUIZ CAMARGO Born: 5/24/87, Vinheda, Brazil Age: 24 Last Club: Paraná Clube 2009-11 (Brazil Serie B) (64 apps, 2 gls) Other Clubs: Mogi Mirim 2009 (Brazil) Dynamo career: Second year – 8 GP, 6 GS, 0 G, 2 A Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 23 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 515 mins, 0 G, 2 A

 Made 2012 MLS debut as substitute for final 23 minutes of 2-0 loss at Seattle on 3/23  Reserves: Has started two reserve games, playing 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Colorado on 3/13 and 90 minutes in 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Key player in Houston's late surge, appearing in the last seven games and contributing two assists, while helping Houston go 4-0-2 in his six starts  Set up game-clinching goal late in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6, playing long through ball to Carlo Costly  Made MLS debut as substitute in 3-0 loss at KC on 9/10 Last assist: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last yellow card: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last MLS goal: None MF 5-9 18 JOSUE SOTO Born: 1/3/89, Fort Worth, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career – Second year

160 HG Age: 23

Steady midfielder and home-grown product signed in Jan. 2011 after completing collegiate career at SMU. LOAN: Currently on loan to the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 1 GS, 179 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 873 mins, 0 G, 2 A  2011: Rookie did not appear in a competitive match  Other: Made first professional appearance with first team as a substitute in 2-0 Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20  Also came on as a sub in 3-0 friendly win on 9/4 vs. Monterrey, the club he grew up cheering for  Reserves: One of two players to start all 10 matches for Dynamo Reserves, mostly in midfield but also at left back, contributing two assists

 Born in Fort Worth but moved to Monterrey, Mexico at the age of 1 MF 5-8 150 HG 19 ALEX DIXON Born: 2/7/90, Bay City, TX Age: 22 Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Second year – 7 GP, 0 GS, 1 G, 0 A Talented attacking player and home-grown product signed after three years at North Carolina.

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 242 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 84 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 9 GP, 8 GS, 731 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Tallied goal and two assists in 3-0 Reserve League win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  Rookie has started all three Reserve League games.  2011: Made seven substitute appearances in league play and scored one goal in his rookie season  Made professional debut in 1-1 tie at NY on 4/2  Came on as sub and scored dramatic gamewinning goal, his first as a professional, late in stoppage time in 3-2 win vs. RSL on 8/20, curling in left-footed shot from top of the penalty area  Open Cup: Made first Dynamo start and played 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 Last appearance: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last start: 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake (first MLS goal) MF 6-3 185 20 GEOFF CAMERON Born: 7/11/85, Attleboro, MA Age: 26 Last Club: University of Rhode Island Dynamo career: Fifth year – 104 GP, 88 GS, 11 G, 13 A Versatile player is an emerging star who rebounded from 2010 injury to be key defender in 2011. United States international (3 caps)

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 33 GS, 2,970 mins, 5 G, 5 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A

 Has played 90 minutes in all three regular season games  Called for penalty for push in back on Patrick Ianni, which led to second goal in 2-0 loss at Seattle  2011: Won Dynamo Golden Boot with a careerhigh five goals (tied for team lead) and five assists (Golden Boot tiebreaker)  Started for US men’s national team in January friendlies with Venezuela and Panama. Part of US team which beat Italy 1-0 in Genoa in February.  Named MLS All-Star in 2011 for second time in three seasons and played 52 minutes at center back Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week five times, twice in midfield and three times on defense  Scored Houston’s first goal of the season in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, firing in the rebound of a shot that hit the crossbar  Started at center back for first time in 2011 in 2-0 loss at SJ on 6/4 Last goal: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/10/11 at Kansas City Last red card: 10/10/10 vs. New England Last two-goal game: (Never in MLS) MF 6-0 160 22 BRIAN OWNBY Born: 7/16/90, Glen Allen, VA Age: 21 Last Club: University of Virginia ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 Supplemental draft (No. 7 overall) Hard-working outside midfielder who can run at opponents and offers pace on the right flank.

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 2 GS, 101 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Scored winning goal in 80th minute of 1-0 win Colorado Rapids on 3/13/12. Came off bench and buried the rebound of Jermaine Taylor’s shot.  Has started two of three Reserve League games  Played four years at the University of Virginia (2008-11)

 Scored 19 goals and added 10 assists in 72 games  2011 All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team

 2010 All-ACC Freshman Team  Played for USA at FIFA U-20 World Cup (scored one goal in group stage match against Cameroon)  2007 Virginia High School Player of the Year 24 TYLER DERIC GK 6-3 Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: North Carolina Dynamo career: Fourth year – 2 GP, 2 GS

195 HG Age: 23

First ever Academy product, who served as No. 2 goalkeeper in 2011 after strong outings in 2010.

2012 Reserves: 3 GS, 270 mins, 0.00 GAA, 3 shutout, 3-0-0 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 900 mins, 1.10 GAA, 6 shutouts, 6-4-0  Started and recorded shutouts in all three Reserve League wins – 1-0 at FC Dallas on Tuesday, 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27 and 1-0 vs. Colorado on 3/13.  Has now recorded 9 shutouts in 13 Reserve League games since start of 2011  2011: Served as Tally Hall’s backup entire season  Open Cup: Started qualifier vs. KC on 4/6 and turned in strong performance with four saves, as Dynamo lost 1-0 in extra time  Other: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Charities Cup vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20 and made four saves in 2-0 loss  Played 90 minutes in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4 and made four saves to earn first shutout  Reserves: Led MLS Reserve League with six shutouts while playing every minute of all 10 games Last start: 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Last shutout: 10/16/10 at San Jose Most saves (‘11): 4, 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Most saves (Career): 5, 10/23/10 vs. Seattle FW 6-1 195 25 BRIAN CHING Born: 5/24/78, Haleiwa, HI Age: 33 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2003-05) Other Clubs: LA Galaxy (2001) College: Gonzaga University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 128 GP, 113 GS, 51 G, 16 A

Traded back to Houston on 2/16/11 after Montreal selected Ching in 2011 Expansion draft. Original Dynamo player and all-time leading scorer. The forward led or tied for the team lead in goals in five consecutive seasons (2007-2011) and set a franchise and personal record with 13 goals in 2008. United States international (45 caps, 11 goals).

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 3 GS, 229 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 20 GP, 15 GS, 1,242 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 320 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Start at Seattle on 3/23 was 171st Dynamo appearance in all competitions, passing Pat Onstad for 4th on franchise list  Drew penalty in 13’ at San Jose when he collided with Jon Busch, leading to Davis goal in 1-0 win  Started opening day on 3/11 for the sixth time in seven years with Houston. Played 86 minutes and nearly scored fantastic goal when first-touch volley off a long cross from Brad Davis hit inside of post.  2011: Netted eighth career playoff goal with powerful header in 1-0 win vs. PHI on 11/3. Assisted on gamewinning goal in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30  Was limited to 1,242 minutes in 20 appearances due to injury (hamstring, ribs, foot and adductor), the lowest minute total of his Houston career, but still tied for team lead with five goals  Ching returns to Houston among the leaders of several franchise records, including games played (fifth, 168), games started (fourth, 144), and assists (third, 24). His club-record 63 goals is nearly twice the amount of the second player on the all-time list (Dwayne De Rosario, 32 goals). Last goal: 11/3/11 vs. Philadelphia Last assist: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last two-goal game: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last hat trick: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago (2 in MLS career) Last yellow card: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City

26 COREY ASHE DF 5-5 154 Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 26 Last Club: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Sixth year – 132 GP, 78 GS, 1 G, 11 A Career midfielder switched to left back early in season and earned MLS All-Star selection.

31 ANDRE HAINAULT DF 6-0 180 I Born: 6/17/86, Montréal, QC, Canada Age: 25 Last Club: FK SIAD Most - 2005-08 (Czech Rep.) Other Clubs: Sparta Prague 2008 (loan), Montreal Impact - 2004-05 (USL1) Dynamo career: Fourth year – 82 GP, 79 GS, 5 G, 0 A

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A

Promising Canadian defender who can play outside or center back. Canada international (24 caps, 2 goals).

2011 MLS: 32 GP, 30 GS, 2,617 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 354 mins, 0 G, 0 A

2012 MLS: 3 GS, 3 GP, 225 mins, 1 G, 0 A

 Start at Seattle on 3/23 was 172nd Dynamo appearance in all competitions, the third most in club history  Missed San Jose game with strained left hamstring  Started in 1-0 win vs. Chivas USA on 3/11/12  2011: Started all four playoff games  Began season at right midfield but became starter at left back, starting 28 games.  Named MLS All-Star for the first time and played 29 minutes in All-Star Game vs. Manchester United  Made 150th career appearance for Dynamo in all competitions in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25

Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 10/10/10 vs. New England Last yellow card: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last red card: 8/26/09 at Árabe Unido (CCL) 28 ERICH MARSCHEIDER GK 6-3 185 Born: 1/5/93, Vienna, Austria Age: 19 Last Club: Colorado Rush Soccer Club ROOKIE Acquired: Signed with Dynamo on Feb. 22, 2012 after trial Young, hard-working goalkeeper who signed with the Dynamo midway through the 2012 preseason  Played three years of varsity soccer at Pine Creek High School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)  Earned Golden Gloves honors as top goalkeeper in 2011 for Colorado Rush program  Named to the Colorada Class 5A Metro first team his junior year

2011 MLS: 31 GS, 2,790 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 2 G, 0 A  Scored dramatic game-winner in the second minute of stoppage time for 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11/12.  Has started all three regular season games.  Hainault has scored 4 goals in last 9 games after scoring 3 goals in the first 88 games of his Dynamo career (all competitions).  2011 Dynamo Defender of the Year  Played every minute of playoffs and led team with two goals  Scored opening goal with header in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30/11 in first leg of playoff series  Reacted first to close-range rebound to score gamewinning goal in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11  Defensive stalwart played almost every minute when not on national team duty  After opening season as starting left back, started much of the season at center back before moving to right back in September  Played every minute of the first 13 games of the season, in the process setting a club record for most consecutive minutes by a field player with 2,925  Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for standout performance in 0-0 tie at RSL on 5/14 Last goal: 3/11/12 at Chivas USA (90+2’) Last assist: 7/31/10 vs. New York Last two-goal game: Never in MLS Last yellow card: 10/23/11 at LA Galaxy

32 BOBBY BOSWELL DF 6-2 185 Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 29 Last Club: D.C. United (2005-07) College: Florida International University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 115 GP, 114 GS, 7 G, 2 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps).

2012 Career: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 27 GS, 2,460 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made 150th Dynamo appearance in all competitions in 2-0 loss at Seattle on 3/23, becoming sixth Dynamo player to reach 150  Has played 90 minutes in all three regular season matches

 Has played 90 minutes in 13 consecutive Dynamo matches beginning on 9/14/11at Columbus.  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Scored a career-high five goals to tie for the team lead, adding one assist Last goal: 10/23/11 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 4/10/11 vs. Vancouver Last multi-goal game: Never in MLS Last yellow card: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last red card: 7/24/10 at Columbus LEGEND: GK-goalkeeper; DF-defender; MF-midfielder; FW-forward; I-international; HG-home-grown; GAGeneration adidas; USOC-U.S. Open Cup

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Tally Hall Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

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2 SJ 1-0 90G 23 90D 45

3 SEA 0-2 90G

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 CHV 1-0 90G 13

8 90M 82M 90M 4 14 90M 90M 67M 90M 90M 90M 77F 67F 90F 23 90M 90M 90M 23

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Hainault 1 (Moffat 1) 92 Davis 1 (penalty kick) 14

HOUSTON DYNAMO HOU 1 at CHV 0 HOU 1 at SJ 0 HOU 0 at SEA 2


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