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HOUSTON DYNAMO v CHICAGO FIRE (Oct. 1, Robertson Stadium, 3 p.m. CT; TeleFutura) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2011 SEASON RECORDS GP 31 15

Dynamo at home Fire on road

30 15

W-L-T 10-9-12 9-3-3 7-8-15 2-6-7

PTS 42 30

GF 39 28

36 13

GA 39 18

39 19

ROSTERS

1 Hall

39 24

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

31

32

20

Boswell

Cameron

26

Hainault

ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 19 goals … Fire 3 wins, 14 goals … Ties 2 AT HOUSTON (5 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 9 goals … Fire 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 0

5

Ashe

16

17

Moffat

Camargo

11

Cruz

Davis

2011 (MLS) 4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 - Boswell 83)

UPCOMING MATCHES FIRE DYNAMO Wed. Oct. 12 FC Dallas Fri. Oct. 14 at Portland Sat. Oct. 15 at D.C. United Sun. Oct. 23 Los Angeles Sat. Oct. 22 Columbus

25

3

Ching

Carr

8

14

Oduro

Nyarko

10 Husidic

19

12

Bone

Pause

17 WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM FIRE

DYNAMO

F 39 72

A 39 72

F 39 69

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

Pardo

13 Segares

A 39 69

19 15 5 0

13 10 8 1 3 1 2 1

19 7 3 3 5 2 0 0

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

22 10 6 1

19 14 6 0

21 7 2 4 2 1 0 2

20 7 5 0 1 0 5 1

9 24 6

6 22 11

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) HOU CHI

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

10 24 5

RECORD LEAD 4-0-3 6-0-5

AT HALFTIME TIED TRAIL 4-4-6 2-5-3 1-2-7 0-6-3

Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): HOU: Brad Davis, Adam Moffat … CHI: Diego Chaves, Cory Gibbs, Dominic Oduro

INTERNATIONAL DUTY

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 7-1-3 3-8-7 7-0-6 0-8-5

1 0 2 3 2 0 3

(0) (0) (6) (2) (2) (0) (3)

CHICAGO FIRE 1 Jon Conway (GK) 3 Dan Gargan (DF) 4 Kwame Watson-Siriboe (DF) 5 Cory Gibbs (DF) 6 Jalil Anibaba (DF) 7 Mike Banner (MF) 8 Dominic Oduro (FW) 9 Baggio Husidic (MF) 10 Sebastián Grazzini (MF) 11 Daniel Paladini (MF) 12 Logan Pause (MF) 13 Gonzalo Segares (DF) 14 Patrick Nyarko (MF) 15 Orr Barouch (FW) 16 Marco Pappa (MF) 17 Pavel Pardo (MF) 19 Corben Bone (MF) 21 Michael Videira (MF) 22 Marko Maric (MF) 23 Josip Mikulic (DF) 24 Pari Pantazopoulos (MF) 25 Sean Johnson (GK) 27 Victor Pineda (MF) 28 Steven Kinney (DF) 29 Cristian Nazarit (FW) 30 Alec Dufty (GK) 88 Gabriel Ferrari (DF) 89 Yamith Cuesta (DF) 99 Diego Chaves (FW)

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CHICAGO FIRE Date Score (Gms since) 9/25/2011 CHI 3, NE 2 9/28/2011 CHI 3, RSL 0 7/16/2011 CHI 0, POR 1 9/10/2011 CHI 0, SJ 2 8/18/2011 CHI 1, DC 1 9/28/2011 CHI 3, RSL 0 9/10/2011 CHI 0, SJ 2

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

Mikulic

REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. SAR (bench): Corey Parker; JAR (opposite): Steven Taylor; 4th: Armando Villarreal INJURY REPORTS HOUSTON DYNAMO - OUT: MF Alex Dixon (L finger fracture); QUESTIONABLE: MF Adam Moffat (concussion) … CHICAGO FIRE - OUT: MF Gabriel Ferrari (L knee ACL reconstruction); DF Steven Kinney (lower abdominal strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Sebastian Grazzini (R hamstring strain)

THE LAST TIME HOUSTON DYNAMO Date Score (Gms since) 9/17/2011 HOU 2, SJ 9/24/2011 HOU 1, DAL 6/18/2011 HOU 0, CLB 9/10/2011 HOU 0, KC 9/14/2011 HOU 2, CLB 9/24/2011 HOU 1, DAL 9/10/2011 HOU 0, KC

Gibbs

Gargan

Johnson

TYPE OF PLAY

10 25 4

23 25

HOW SCORED

15 14 9 1

3

5

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 Tally Hall (GK) 2 Eddie Robinson (DF) 3 Calen Carr (FW) 4 Jermaine Taylor (DF) 5 Danny Cruz (MF) 7 Colin Clark (MF) 8 Kofi Sarkodie (DF) 9 Jason Garey (FW) 10 Je-Vaughn Watson (MF) 11 Brad Davis (MF) 12 Will Bruin (FW) 13 Francisco Navas Cobo (MF) 15 Cam Weaver (FW) 16 Adam Moffat (MF) 17 Luiz Camargo (MF) 18 Josue Soto (MF) 19 Alex Dixon (MF) 20 Geoff Cameron (MF) 21 Hunter Freeman (DF) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 25 Brian Ching (FW) 26 Corey Ashe (MF) 28 Evan Newton (GK) 29 Carlo Costly (FW) 31 André Hainault (DF) 32 Bobby Boswell (DF)

LTTWWTWLLTTLTLWLTTWTLWTWTWLLTWW TWLLLTTTTLTTTWTTTTLLTLTTWWLWWW

(0) (0) (6) (1) (6) (0) (3)

TEAM LEADERS DYNAMO G: 5 3 players tied A: 13 Davis SHT: 61 Cameron SOG: 23 Bruin FC: 47 Weaver FS: 33 Ashe OF: 16 Ching C: 6 Boswell E: 1 7 players tied FIRE G: 11 Oduro A: 8 Nyarko SHT: 79 Pappa SOG: 37 Pappa FC: 41 Pappa FS: 48 Nyarko OF: 17 Oduro C: 7 Paladini E: 1 3 players tied

GOALSCORING GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 HOU 31 9 10 8 CHI 30 6 13 7

RECORD 3 3 4

4+ 1 0

TOT AVG 39 1.26 39 1.30

GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 HOU 31 5 15 9 2 CHI 30 8 9 11 0

4+ 0 2

TOT AVG 39 1.26 39 1.30

GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 39 4 4 7 6 4 14 CHI 39 5 10 6 5 7 6 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 39 6 3 9 4 6 11 CHI 39 5 5 4 9 12 4

HOUSTON DYNAMO v CHICAGO FIRE (Oct. 1, Robertson Stadium, 3 p.m. CT -- MLS Game 278)

HOUSTON DYNAMO No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 28 29 31 32

Player Tally Hall Eddie Robinson Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Danny Cruz Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Jason Garey Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Francisco Navas Cobo Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Hunter Freeman Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Evan Newton Carlo Costly Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

Pos GK DF FW DF MF MF DF FW MF MF FW MF FW MF MF MF MF MF DF GK FW MF GK FW DF DF

Ht 6-4 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-8 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-8 5-9 5-8 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 5-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2

Wt 205 195 150 180 170 180 165 185 175 175 194 150 195 175 172 160 150 185 175 195 195 154 185 187 180 185

HEAD COACH : Dominic Kinnear

Birthdate 05/12/1985 06/19/1978 10/04/1982 01/14/1985 01/03/1990 04/11/1984 03/22/1991 07/19/1984 10/22/1983 11/08/1981 10/24/1989 11/17/1991 06/10/1983 05/15/1986 05/04/1987 01/03/1989 02/07/1990 07/11/1985 01/08/1985 08/30/1988 05/24/1978 03/14/1986 04/01/1988 07/18/1982 06/17/1986 03/15/1983

Birthplace SeaTac, WA Orlando, FL Oakland, CA Portland, Jamaica Petersburg, VA Fort Collins, CO Huber Heights, OH Baton Rouge, LA St. Catherine, Jamaica St. Charles, MO St. Louis, MO Houston, TX Tacoma, WA Glasgow, Scotland Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Fort Worth, TX Bay City, TX Attleboro, MA Tyler, TX Houston, TX Haleiwa, HI Orange County, CA Virginia Beach, VA San Pedro Sula, Honduras Montreal, Quebec, Canada Austin, TX

2011 GP GS G 31 31 0 2 2 0 6 2 1 12 10 0 17 11 1 26 16 3 7 7 0 10 2 0 21 11 1 31 31 4 23 21 5 0 0 0 28 16 4 14 9 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 30 30 5 23 22 1 0 0 0 18 13 5 29 27 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 28 28 0 25 24 4

A 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 14 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1

07/26/1967

CAREER GP GS G 36 36 0 166 154 9 88 21 10 12 10 0 48 25 3 110 86 13 7 7 0 93 42 15 21 11 1 253 215 35 23 21 5 1 0 0 59 34 11 58 45 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 98 82 11 107 92 2 2 2 0 187 155 77 127 73 1 0 0 0 8 5 0 76 73 3 189 186 10

A 1 10 3 1 5 13 0 6 2 78 1 0 5 2 1 0 0 13 6 0 28 11 0 1 3 7

W98 L67 T80

CHICAGO FIRE No. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 88 89 99

Player Jon Conway Dan Gargan Kwame Watson-Siriboe Cory Gibbs Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Dominic Oduro Baggio Husidic Sebastian Grazzini Daniel Paladini Logan Pause Gonzalo Segares Patrick Nyarko Orr Barouch Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Corben Bone Michael Videira Josip Mikulic Pari Pantazopoulos Sean Johnson Victor Pineda Steven Kinney Cristian Nazarit Alec Dufty Gabriel Ferrari Yamith Cuesta Diego Chaves HEAD COACH : Frank Klopas

Pos GK DF DF DF DF MF FW FW MF MF MF DF FW FW MF MF MF MF DF MF GK MF DF FW GK FW DF FW

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

Wt 215 175 196 180 170 160 160 180 165 165 155 162 165 190 155 150 149 170 185 180 217 140 175 170 200 185 185 150

Birthdate 05/06/1977 12/14/1982 11/13/1986 01/14/1980 10/19/1988 10/20/1984 08/13/1985 05/19/1987 01/25/1981 11/11/1984 08/22/1981 10/13/1982 01/15/1986 11/29/1991 11/15/1987 07/26/1976 09/16/1988 01/06/1986 04/12/1986 09/17/1988 05/31/1989 05/15/1993 10/28/1987 08/13/1990 03/11/1987 09/01/1988 04/17/1989 02/14/1986 09/01/1966

Birthplace Media, PA Philadelphia, PA Chino Hills, CA Plantation, FL Fullerton, CA Washington, DC Accra, Ghana Velika Kladusa, Yugoslavia Rosario, Argentina Van Nuys, CA Hillsborough, NC San Jose, Costa Rica Kumasi, Ghana Haifa, Israel Guatemala City, Guatemala Guadalajara, Mexico Plano, TX Milford, MA Ljubuski, Yugoslavia Athens, Greece Auburn, GA Chicago, IL Norcross, GA Cali, Colombia Binghamton, NY New York, NY Turbo, Antioquia, Colombia Montevideo, Uruguay

2011 GP GS G 6 6 0 23 19 1 0 0 0 23 23 3 25 23 0 0 0 0 30 25 11 16 8 0 9 9 3 19 14 0 25 24 0 29 29 0 26 21 1 25 2 2 26 25 8 10 10 1 9 6 0 7 5 0 12 11 0 0 0 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 19 18 0 25 16 4

A 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 1 0 3 8 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

CAREER GP GS G 88 85 0 99 75 2 10 7 0 98 97 4 25 23 0 54 19 3 146 74 26 48 31 5 9 9 3 27 19 1 223 201 2 143 140 8 92 67 7 25 2 2 87 79 20 10 10 1 14 7 0 19 10 0 12 11 0 0 0 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 13 10 1 12 6 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 34 30 0 25 16 4 W6

L4

T9

A 3 7 0 1 1 3 14 5 4 1 11 10 20 0 11 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1

HOUSTON DYNAMO vs CHICAGO FIRE ROBERTSON STADIUM, Houston, Texas 3 p.m. CT (Telefutura; KHOU)

October 1, 2011 (WEEK 29; MLS Game 278)

Two of the hotter teams in Major League Soccer meet at Robertson Stadium on Saturday afternoon when the Houston Dynamo take on the Chicago Fire. The Dynamo have moved to the top of the Eastern Conference in recent weeks, coming off a huge 1-0 victory at FC Dallas last weekend. The Fire won for the fifth time in six games at midweek, a stunning 3-0 win at Real Salt Lake that keeps them firmly in the playoff hunt. REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. SAR (bench): Corey Parker; JAR (opposite): Steven Taylor; 4th: Armando Villarreal MLS Career: 38 games; FC/gm: 21.9; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 4; pens: 5 INJURY REPORT: HOUSTON DYNAMO – OUT: MF Alex Dixon (L finger fracture); QUESTIONABLE: MF Adam Moffat (concussion) … CHICAGO FIRE – OUT: MF Gabriel Ferrari (L knee ACL reconstruction); DF Steven Kinney (lower abdominal strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Sebastian Grazzini (R hamstring strain) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: HOU: Brad Davis, Adam Moffat … CHI: Diego Chaves, Cory Gibbs, Dominic Oduro SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Bobby Boswell, Danny Cruz, Hunter Freeman, Je-Vaughn Watson, Cam Weaver … CHI: Yamith Cuesta, Dan Gargan, Baggio Husidic, Josep Mikulic, Cristian Nazarit, Daniel Paladini, Logan Pause HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Dynamo 6 wins, 19 goals … Fire 3 wins, 14 goals … Ties 2 AT HOUSTON (5 meetings): Dynamo 3 wins, 9 goals … Fire 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 0  In their first meeting this season April 23 at Toyota Park, Houston’s Bobby Boswell scored in the 83rd minute, canceling out Diego Chaves’ early opener, as the teams ended in a 1-1 draw.  The Fire’s 2-0 win last April 24 at Toyota Park was their first against the Dynamo since the 2007 campaign. The Dynamo had won five games in a row vs. Chicago.  The Dynamo have won the last three meetings between the teams at Robertson Stadium.  Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear v CHI: P16 W7 L5 D4 … Frank Klopas vs. HOU: first game LAST MEETING (MLS) 4/23: CHI 1, HOU 1 (Chaves 18 – Boswell 83)  The Fire took the lead with an opportunistic goal in the 18th minute. Marco Pappa's dribbling run was finally stopped just outside the box, but Diego Cháves beat Houston defender Corey Ashe to the loose ball, turning and sprinting into the right side of the area before blasting a 10-yard shot into the top left corner.  But the Dynamo were able to snatch the equalizer seven minutes from the end. Center back Bobby Boswell rose above Fire defender Yamith Cuesta to head home a Brad Davis corner kick to extend Houston’s unbeaten streak and Chicago’s winless streak.  CHICAGO FIRE (4-1-4-1): Jon Conway – Jalil Anibaba (Dasan Robinson 76), Josip Mikulic, Yamith Cuesta, Gonzalo Segares - Logan Pause - Marco Pappa, Diego Chaves, Baggio Husidic (Michael Videira 65), Patrick Nyarko - Dominic Oduro (Gaston Puerari 82)  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Hunter Freeman (Je-Vaughn Watson 78), Bobby Boswell, Andre Hainault, Corey Ashe - Danny Cruz (Colin Clark 67), Lovel Palmer, Geoff Cameron, Brad Davis - Cam Weaver, Will Bruin (Jason Garey 88). HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo extended their unbeaten streak to three games and won for the first time this season away from home, a 1-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday afternoon at Pizza Hut Park. The Dynamo have 42 points from 31 games on the season, taking over the top spot in the Eastern Conference to start the week. LAST MATCH  The only goal of the game came three minutes from full time. Brad Davis flighted in a corner kick from the left and Geoff Cameron steamed in to power home a header and give the Dynamo the full points.

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Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made two changes to the team that came back for a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes at Robertson Stadium. Danny Cruz came back into the midfield for Colin Clark, and Brian Ching started up top for Carlo Costly.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-1-4-1): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Corey Ashe Adam Moffat - Danny Cruz (Je-Vaughn Watson 58), Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis - Calen Carr (Colin Clark 64) Brian Ching (Carlo Costly 78). TEAM NEWS  The win was the first away from home all season for the Dynamo. That leaves only Vancouver Whitecaps FC without a road victory in MLS this year.  “We know and people keep talking about it,” head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “[I am] happy for the guys. They are sick and tired that we haven't won on the road. … We’ve played some games on the road where we've completely dominated and come away with one point or nothing. To come away with three is a great feeling to have in the locker room."  For the 10th time this season, and the sixth time in the last nine games, the Dynamo scored a goal in the 79th minute or later to get a result.  “[The late] success just means we’re playing until the last whistle,” striker Brian Ching. “It shows the mentality of our team and the fact that we’re coming out and seeing games through.”  The Dynamo have scored 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games, leading MLS by one ahead of Seattle Sounders FC.  “It’s not just a confidence of, ‘Oh we’re going to score late here,’ but it’s a mentality to keep going and keep pushing to have that ability to score,” midfielder Brad Davis said. “To win a championship, you have to have that and play until the final whistle, and that’s what we try to do.”  Although he’s moved to central defense in recent weeks, Geoff Cameron scored his fifth goal of the season, tying him for the Houston club lead with Brian Ching.  “I think we’re dangerous on set pieces, and we have a lot of guys who can be dangerous with Brad [Davis] serving the ball in,” Kinnear said. “Bobby [Boswell] has four and Geoff [Cameron] has five, some of which are from set pieces, so you have that. Then in the run of play, we get our wide guys involved and get service into the box. When we do that, we’re a dangerous team.”  Davis moved into a tie atop the MLS assist standings with his 14th of the campaign, equal for the league lead with the LA Galaxy’s David Beckham.  “On this team, it’s not about one guy, it’s about all the plays that everyone’s making over the course of 90 minutes,” Davis said. “We have a bunch of different guys stepping up in different ways, and that helps spread things around.”  The shutout was the first for the Dynamo since July 9, a span of 12 games, and the fifth of the season for the club.  “Anytime you get a shutout, it puts you in a good position to win a game,” Kinnear said. “We got a little bit of luck at times, and they had a few near-misses, but we just kept our heads down and held on, and it worked out, and we scored a goal late.”  After Sporting Kansas City’s midweek win against Columbus, the Dynamo find themselves in second place in the Eastern Conference, two points back. All three teams at the top – including third-place Columbus, with 41 points – have three games remaining; fourth-place Philadelphia (with 40 points before their Thursday game vs. D.C. United), will have three games remaining beginning this weekend.  “We've got three games left now, two home and one away, so maybe [the Dallas win] will start some momentum for the rest of the season and into the playoffs,” Cameron said. “That's our main goal: to finish off the season strong, get into the playoffs, and make a run for it." CHICAGO FIRE The Chicago Fire extended their winning streak in impressive fashion, rolling to a dominant 3-0 win against a 10-man Real Salt Lake on Wednesday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Fire have 36 points from 30 matches on the year, sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. LAST MATCH  Chicago opened the scoring in the ninth minute. Patrick Nyarko and Daniel Paladini combined on the left side of the penalty area before the ball went to Pappa in the heart of the area for a shot that beat RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando.  Two minutes later, the home side when down a man when Kyle Beckerman appeared to head-butt Paladini, who had given him a nudge from behind just moments prior, and Beckerman was sent off by referee Baldomero Toledo.  The Fire took advantage in the 39th minute. After slipping through an attempted tackle in the area, Pappa was able to pick out his target on the left side of the goal and scored his second on the night.

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The Fire and Pappa completed their night in the 75th minute from the right wing. The Guatemalan international got free on the right flank and cut into the area, lifting an angled shot past Rimando inside the far post to complete his hat trick.  Fire interim head coach Frank Klopas made two changes to the team that claimed a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution at Toyota Park. Cory Gibbs came into central defense for Jalil Anibaba, and Daniel Paladini replaced the injured Sebastian Grazzini in midfield.  CHICAGO FIRE (4-4-2): Sean Johnson - Dan Gargan (Michael Videira 78), Josip Mikulic (Jalil Anibaba 70), Cory Gibbs, Gonzalo Segares - Logan Pause, Pavel Pardo, Daniel Paladini, Marco Pappa - Patrick Nyarko (Corben Bone 81), Dominic Oduro. TEAM NEWS  The win continued a remarkable late-season run of form for the Fire. It’s their first three-game winning streak in league play since May 16-28, 2009, and they’ve won five of their last six after winning just twice in the first 24 league games of the season.  The Fire also won for just the second time this season on the road, the first since a 2-1 win at Columbus on June 12.  “It was a great win against a very good team in a very difficult place. They don’t drop a lot of games at home. I was very happy with the performance of the guys, not just that we won, but tactically as well,” said Fire coach head coach Frank Klopas.  With the three consecutive victories, the Fire now find themselves just three points behind the New York Red Bulls for 10th place overall and the final wild card spot, with four games left to play.  “We’re talking in the locker with our teammates that each game is a playoff for us right now. We’re still alive and we need to get points, and we know the next game is going to be hard in Houston,” said Marco Pappa.  Pappa scored his first career MLS hat trick and just his second game with multiple goals since coming to the league midway through the 2008 season, also scoring two goals vs. Colorado on June 9, 2010.  “When we started, (Pappa) was playing as a left midfielder, then we switched formations and played more of a 4-2-3-1 and he was in front of Pavel (Pardo) and (Daniel) Paladini. With Dominic (Oduro) I kept telling him to think in terms of depth when we had the ball, so he was able to constantly sprint at the depth and create some gaps in between their midfield and their back line, where I thought that Marco would find the space and get the ball,” said Klopas. “He has the ability one-on-one to beat players, but his finishing was clinical tonight.”  The Fire have now scored three goals in each of their last three games, after scoring their season-high three once in the first 27 league contests – that coming in Week 2, a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 26.  “This is a team, and when you have a good player it’s good for the player to play well like Marco (Pappa), and sometimes they decide the match,” said Klopas. “Sometimes it’s Marco, sometimes (Sebastian) Grazzini, sometimes Dominic (Oduro), so now I think we’re playing better and better, which is good for the team.”  With the U.S. Open Cup final ahead on Tuesday night at Seattle, Klopas indicated there could be significant changes in his team for the trip to Houston.  “You have to. Wednesday is a game where I think that most of the guys that played [against New England], unless there are more injuries, can play ... but I think the Houston game on Saturday is going to be very difficult,” Klopas said. “[It’s impossible] for guys to play on Wednesday, play on Saturday for 90 minutes in the heat and then recover in time for Tuesday. We’re going to have to make changes.”  Sebastian Grazzini missed the RSL game with a hamstring strain, and the club will await results of an MRI examination to see if he can play in the Houston game, or wait for the Open Cup final.

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2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (10-9-12, 42 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 20 M Geoff Cameron 12 F Will Bruin 25 F Brian Ching 11 M Brad Davis 32 D Bobby Boswell 15 F Cam Weaver 7 M Colin Clark 5 M Danny Cruz 21 D Hunter Freeman 10 M Je-Vaughn Watson 16 M Adam Moffat (TOT) 16 M Adam Moffat (HOU) 3 F Calen Carr (TOT) 3 F Calen Carr (HOU) 19 M Alex Dixon 27 F Koke 22 M *Lovel Palmer 17 M Luiz Camargo 29 F Carlo Costly 1 G Tally Hall 4 D Jermaine Taylor 26 M Corey Ashe 17 D *Mike Chabala 9 F Jason Garey 31 D Andre Hainault 23 F *Dominic Oduro 2 D Eddie Robinson 8 D Kofi Sarkodie 24 G Tyler Deric 13 M Francisco Navas Cobo 28 G Evan Newton 18 M Josue Soto Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 30 23 18 31 25 28 26 17 23 21 14 10 6 6 7 7 19 4 8 31 12 29 7 10 28 1 2 7 0 0 0 0

GS 30 21 13 31 24 16 16 11 22 11 9 9 2 2 0 2 16 3 5 31 10 27 2 2 28 0 2 7 0 0 0 0

MIN 2700 1670 1089 2638 2190 1611 1386 966 1909 1150 933 833 193 193 84 233 1450 258 399 2790 880 2392 266 164 2520 29 146 582 0 0 0 0

31 31

31 31

2790 2790

G 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 39 39

A 5 1 1 14 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 61 53 28 45 19 30 29 21 4 12 17 17 4 4 2 7 33 1 14 0 5 9 1 4 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

SOG 18 23 13 14 8 11 9 7 1 4 5 5 2 2 2 4 7 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 25 15 9 33 19 47 18 15 17 27 11 10 6 6 1 3 19 5 6 1 9 12 4 4 40 0 1 10 0 0 0 0

FS 32 18 17 27 17 29 10 19 21 10 10 7 4 4 0 3 11 2 6 4 1 33 1 1 24 0 4 6 0 0 0 0

OFF 10 8 16 2 1 15 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 12 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 164 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 2 1 0 5 6 3 1 3 3 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

38 33

411 369

134 134

356 336

336 356

82 61

176 155

42 38

7 3

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Brian Ching 2, Will Bruin 2, Hunter Freeman 1, Alex Dixon 1, Danny Cruz 1 Geoff Cameron 1, Bobby Boswell 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Brad Davis 5, Danny Cruz 2, Geoff Cameron 2, Colin Clark 1, Brian Ching 1 Luiz Camargo 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Brad Davis 3-3 HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 1 G Tally Hall 31 Team totals 31 Opponent totals 31

GS 31 31 31

MIN 2790 2790 2790

SHTS 134 134 134

SV 92 92 92

GA 39 39 39

GAA 1.26 1.26 1.26

PG 5 5 3

PA 5 5 3

W 10 10 9

* = Played with other teams in 2011. Only Houston Dynamo statistics listed here.

L 9 9 10

T 12 12 12

SO 5 5 9

2011 CHICAGO FIRE STATISTICS (7-8-15, 36 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 8 F Dominic Oduro (TOT) 8 F Dominic Oduro (CHI) 16 M Marco Pappa 99 F Diego Chaves 10 M Sebastian Grazzini 5 D Cory Gibbs 15 F Orr Barouch 29 F Cristian Nazarit 14 F Patrick Nyarko 17 M Pavel Pardo 18 F Gaston Puerari 3 D Dan Gargan (TOT) 3 D Dan Gargan (CHI) 13 D Gonzalo Segares 6 D Jalil Anibaba 19 M Corben Bone 9 F Baggio Husidic 11 M Daniel Paladini 21 M Michael Videira 1 G Jon Conway 89 D Yamith Cuesta 88 F Gabriel Ferrari 25 G Sean Johnson 22 M Marko Maric 23 D Josip Mikulic 17 F Davis Paul 12 M Logan Pause 77 M Bratislav Ristic 32 D *Dasan Robinson 7 M Mike Banner 30 G Alec Dufty 28 D Steven Kinney 24 M Pari Pantazopoulos 27 M Victor Pineda 4 D Kwame Watson-Siriboe Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 30 29 26 25 9 23 25 12 26 10 14 23 7 29 25 9 16 19 7 6 19 3 24 1 12 1 25 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

GS 25 25 25 16 9 23 2 6 21 10 10 19 7 29 23 6 8 14 5 6 18 0 24 0 11 1 24 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIN 2330 2301 2128 1431 600 1933 591 624 1957 855 808 1681 618 2603 2148 461 726 1277 384 540 1610 17 2160 19 935 45 2188 413 248 0 0 0 0 0 0

30 30

30 30

2700 2700

G 11 11 8 4 3 3 2 2 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 2 39 39

A 2 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 8 4 2 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 69 67 79 38 15 17 26 20 27 5 17 6 4 16 9 10 12 33 2 0 7 1 0 0 4 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 34 34 37 11 6 4 9 5 9 3 8 1 1 3 2 4 3 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 23 23 41 15 14 22 17 25 26 7 18 25 7 34 25 1 13 33 8 0 31 3 0 1 18 0 25 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 45 45 33 39 15 17 14 2 48 4 20 10 3 15 12 1 7 13 0 0 13 1 4 1 3 0 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 17 17 10 2 1 1 5 8 8 0 7 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 69 4 9 0 1 0 1 11 22 0 0 1 1 5 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 5 5 2 5 1 5 1 3 2 0 3 6 3 6 0 0 2 7 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

31 32

416 379

155 123

414 351

351 414

68 66

149 146

58 56

3 4

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Dominic Oduro 3, Marco Pappa 2, Patrick Nyarko 1, Cristian Nazarit 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Gonzalo Segares 2, Patrick Nyarko 2, Pavel Pardo 1, Daniel Paladini 1 Diego Chaves 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Sebastian Grazzini 1-1, Diego Chaves 1-1 CHICAGO UNF POS 25 G 1 G

FIRE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING GOALKEEPER GP Sean Johnson 24 Jon Conway 6 Team totals 30 Opponent totals 30

GS 24 6 30 30

MIN 2160 540 2700 2700

SHTS SV 99 67 24 15 123 82 155 116

GA 31 8 39 39

GAA 1.29 1.33 1.30 1.30

PG 1 0 1 2

PA 3 0 3 2

* = Played with other teams in 2011. Only Chicago Fire statistics listed here.

W 7 0 7 8

L 6 2 8 7

T 11 4 15 15

SO 7 1 8 6

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2011 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat.

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

19 25 2 10 17 23 29 4 7 14 21 25 28 4 11 18 25 3 9 16 23 30 6 14 17 20

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

RESULT L 0-1 T 1-1 T 1-1 W 3-1 W 1-0 T 1-1 W 4-1 L 1-2 L 1-2 T 0-0 T 2-2 L 0-1 T 2-2 L 0-2 W 2-1 L 0-2 T 2-2 T 0-0 W 2-0 T 1-1 L 0-3 W 3-1 T 1-1 W 2-1 T 1-1 W 3-2

ATT. 19,385 36,204 13,664 12,047 15,176 12,473 20,577 13,206 20,259 16,301 25,314 14,458 16,709 9,270 19,333 13,039 15,734 18,203 19,085 12,047 11,013 18,465 18,524 14,475 10,963 16,247

Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sun.

Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

27 10 14 17 24 1 14 23

at Vancouver at Sporting KC at Columbus San Jose at FC Dallas Chicago at Portland Los Angeles

L L T W W

20,226 14,791 10,709 18,129 10,849

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

W-L-T POS. PTS GOALS: 0-1-0 T6 0 PHI: Califf (5) 0-1-1 0 1 HOU: Cameron (42); SEA: Zakuani (80) 0-1-2 9 2 HOU: Weaver (50); NY: Richards (47) 1-1-2 T3 5 HOU: Weaver (37) Boswell (42) Bruin (76); VAN: Camilo (38) 2-1-2 T2 8 HOU: Freeman (86) 2-1-3 T3 9 HOU: Boswell (83); CHI: Chaves (18) 3-1-3 1 12 HOU: Bruin (4,41,57) Weaver (62); DC: Burch (39) 3-2-3 T3 12 HOU: Clark (71); COL: Smith (74) Palguta (84) 3-3-3 4 12 HOU: Palmer (87); TOR: Plata (50) dos Santos (81) 3-3-4 T3 13 3-3-5 3 14 HOU: Davis (12) Koke (82); NY: Richards (1) Ballouchy (90) 3-4-5 3 14 LA: Donovan (45) 3-4-6 3 15 HOU: Weaver (42) Clark (87); DAL: Jacobson (27) Ihemelu (70) 3-5-6 T4 15 SJ: Lenhart (69) Dawkins (90) 4-5-6 T3 18 HOU: Cameron (29) own goal (55); CHV: Mondaini (7) 4-6-6 4 18 CLB: Mendoza (41) Anor (77) 4-6-7 0 19 HOU: Davis (41) Ching (89); DC: Pontius (31) Davies (73) 4-6-8 0 20 5-6-8 4 23 HOU: Cruz (50) Cameron (81) 5-6-9 4 24 HOU: Davis (8); KC: Collin (90) 5-7-9 5 24 CHV: Braun (31,40,86) 6-7-9 T4 27 HOU: Clark (7) Ching (23,70); SEA: Fernandez (37) 6-7-10 5 28 HOU: Cameron (84); PHI: McInerney (15) 7-7-10 T3 31 HOU: Moffat (17) Ching (27); POR: Jewsbury (56) 7-7-11 4 32 HOU: Boswell (90); NE: Cochrane (4) 8-7-11 2 35 HOU: Ching (47) Boswell (69) Dixon (90); RSL: Espindola (28) Gil (60) 8-8-11 3 35 VAN: Salinas (86) 8-9-11 4 35 KC: Bunbury (9,73) Sapong (79) 8-9-12 0 36 HOU: Watson (34) Carr (86); CLB: Mendoza (64,76) 9-9-12 T3 39 HOU: Davis (47) Bruin (79); SJ: Stephenson (40) 10-9-12 1 42 HOU: Cameron (87)

CHICAGO FIRE 2011 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 19 at FC Dallas 26 Sporting KC

RESULT T 1-1 W 3-2

ATT. 20,145 12,157

Sat. Apr. Thu. Apr.

9 at Seattle 14 at Portland

L 1-2 L 2-4

36,233 18,627

Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May

17 23 30 7 14 21 28

Los Angeles Houston at Colorado Vancouver at Toronto FC at Philadelphia San Jose

L T T T T L T

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

18,203 12,473 11,789 11,680 18,674 18,379 11,926

Sat. Thu. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun.

June June June June June June July July July Aug. Aug.

4 9 12 18 22 26 2 9 16 3 7

Seattle at Sporting KC at Columbus at New England Real Salt Lake New York at Chivas USA at Los Angeles Portland Philadelphia at Vancouver

T T W T T T T L L T L

0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-4

13,839 19,925 13,498 14,246 14,972 16,961 15,152 21,762 16,419 10,557 18,714

Sat. Thu. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept.

13 18 21 27 10 17

at New York D.C. United Toronto FC Colorado at San Jose Chivas USA

T T W W L W

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

25,177 15,818 12,020 15,211 10,525 15,246

Sun. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat.

Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

25 28 1 12 15 22

New England W 3-2 at Real Salt Lake W 3-0 at Houston FC Dallas at D.C. United Columbus

14,567 20,762

W-L-T POS. PTS GOALS: 0-0-1 5 1 CHI: Chaves (17); DAL: Rodriguez (19) 1-0-1 T2 4 CHI: Chaves (34) Puerari (40) Pappa (60); KC: Besler (51) Bunbury (72) 1-1-1 T2 4 CHI: Chaves (8); SEA: White (7) Zakuani (25) 1-2-1 T7 4 CHI: own goal (66) Pappa (81); POR: Perlaza (29,47) Wallace (38) own goal (84) 1-3-1 T8 4 CHI: Oduro (89); LA: Barrett (42) Gonzalez (72) 1-3-2 8 5 CHI: Chaves (18); HOU: Boswell (83) 1-3-3 8 6 CHI: Pappa (43); COL: Akpan (49) 1-3-4 8 7 1-3-5 0 8 CHI: Pappa (63) Barouch (75); TOR: Plata (9) Santos (47) 1-4-5 0 8 CHI: Oduro (67); PHI: M. Farfan (64) Ruiz (75) 1-4-6 8 9 CHI: Oduro (56) Gibbs (80); SJ: Corrales (50) Wondolowski (74) 1-4-7 8 10 1-4-8 8 11 2-4-8 T6 14 CHI: Nazarit (90) 2-4-9 T6 15 CHI: Oduro (32); NE: Lekic (49) 2-4-10 6 16 2-4-11 T6 17 CHI: Pappa (58); NY: Lindpere (40) 2-4-12 T7 18 CHI: Oduro (26); CHV: LaBrocca (46) 2-5-12 T7 18 CHI: Nazarit (62); LA: Donovan (58) Beckham (66) 2-6-12 T7 18 POR: Jewsbury (25) 2-6-13 T8 19 CHI: Pardo (54); PHI: Paunovic (34) 2-7-13 0 19 CHI: Oduro (23) Barouch (80); VAN: Hassli (1,72) Koffie (24) Camilo (48) 2-7-14 9 20 CHI: Oduro (16) Grazzini (24); NY: Henry (9) Lindpere (63) 2-7-15 9 21 CHI: Grazzini (59); DC: Wolff (73) 3-7-15 7 24 CHI: Oduro (16) Gargan (69) 4-7-15 7 27 CHI: Oduro (17) Gibbs (36) 4-8-15 T7 27 SJ: Wondolowski (10) Corrales (69) 5-8-15 T7 30 CHI: Gibbs (2) own goal (26) Oduro (85); CHV: Angel (61) LaBrocca (63) 6-8-15 0 33 CHI: Grazzini (5) Oduro (9) Nyarko (30); NE: Guy (90,90) 7-8-15 7 36 CHI: Pappa (9,36,75)

HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2011)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2011)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2011)

Goals 4 04/29/2011

vs. DC

W 4-1

Shots 3 07/03/2011

at

COL

T 0-0

W 3-1 W 4-1

Shots on Goal 0 07/03/2011 0 09/10/2011

at at

COL KC

T 0-0 L 0-3

Goals 3 Will Bruin

04/29/2011

vs. DC

W 4-1

Assists 3 Brad Davis

04/10/2011

vs. VAN

W 3-1

Assists 5 04/10/2011 5 04/29/2011

vs. VAN vs. DC

Shots 8 Will Bruin 8 Geoff Cameron

04/17/2011 08/06/2011

vs. NE at PHI

W 1-0 T 1-1

Shots 27 04/17/2011

vs. NE

W 1-0

Fouls Committed 4 06/18/2011 vs. CLB

L 0-2

Shots on Goal 4 Brian Ching 4 Brad Davis

08/20/2011 08/27/2011

vs. RSL at VAN

W 3-2 L 0-1

Shots on Goal 10 08/20/2011

vs. RSL

W 3-2

Fouls Suffered 3 07/03/2011 at

COL

T 0-0

Corner Kicks 1 03/25/2011 1 05/07/2011

at at

SEA TOR

T 1-1 L 1-2

Offside 0 04/29/2011 0 05/07/2011 0 06/18/2011 0 06/25/2011

vs. at vs. at

DC TOR CLB DC

W L L T

Saves 0 07/09/2011

vs. TOR

W 2-0

Shots Faced 0 07/09/2011

vs. TOR

W 2-0

Fouls Committed 5 Bobby Boswell

Fouls Committed 19 08/06/2011 at 08/27/2011

at

VAN

03/19/2011

vs. PHI

L 0-1

Offside 4 Brian Ching

08/06/2011

at

PHI

T 1-1

Saves 8 Tally Hall

04/02/2011

at

NY

T 1-1

Goals Allowed 3 Tally Hall 3 Tally Hall

04/02/2011

07/23/2011 09/10/2011

at

at at

NY

CHV KC

T 1-1

L 0-3 L 0-3

CHICAGO FIRE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2011) 09/28/2011

at

RSL

W 3-0

Assists 2 Pavel Pardo

08/27/2011

vs. COL

W 2-0

Shots 6 Dominic Oduro 6 Marco Pappa

06/18/2011 07/16/2011

at NE vs. POR

T 1-1 L 0-1

Shots on Goal 4 Dominic Oduro 4 Marco Pappa

07/02/2011 07/16/2011

at CHV vs. POR

T 1-1 L 0-1

Fouls Committed 6 Marco Pappa 6 Yamith Cuesta

04/14/2011 08/07/2011

at at

Fouls Suffered 6 Patrick Nyarko

03/26/2011

vs. KC

03/26/2011 07/09/2011 08/18/2011

Fouls Suffered 16 07/16/2011 16 09/17/2011

vs. KC vs. SJ

T 1-1 W 2-1

Corner Kicks 12 04/17/2011 12 08/17/2011

vs. NE at NE

W 1-0 T 1-1

Offside 9 08/17/2011

at

NE

Saves 8 04/02/2011

at

NY

T 1-1

Shots Faced 9 04/02/2011

at

NY

T 1-1

Goals Allowed 3 07/23/2011 3 09/10/2011

at at

CHV KC

L 0-3 L 0-3

POR VAN

vs. KC at LA vs. DC

Goals 3 03/26/2011 3 09/17/2011 3 09/25/2011 3 09/28/2011 Assists 3 03/26/2011 3 08/27/2011 3 09/17/2011 3 09/28/2011 Shots 21 06/12/2011

at

KC COL CHV RSL

CLB

W W W W

W W W W

3-2 3-2 3-2 3-0

3-2 2-0 3-2 3-0

W 1-0

Shots on Goal 8 05/14/2011 8 06/18/2011

W 3-2

Fouls Committed 26 08/07/2011 at

VAN

L 2-4

Fouls Suffered 18 05/14/2011

TOR

T 2-2

W 3-2 L 1-2 T 1-1

Saves 6 Jon Conway 6 Sean Johnson 6 Sean Johnson 6 Sean Johnson

05/14/2011 07/16/2011 08/21/2011 09/25/2011

at vs. vs. vs.

Shots Faced 8 Jon Conway 8 Sean Johnson

05/14/2011 09/25/2011

at TOR vs. NE

T 2-2 W 3-2

Saves 6 4 times

Goals Allowed 4 Sean Johnson 4 Sean Johnson

04/14/2011 08/07/2011

at at

L 2-4 L 2-4

POR VAN

vs. vs. vs. at

KC CHV NE RSL

TEAM LOW GAMES (2011)

L 2-4 L 2-4

Corner Kicks 13 04/14/2011 TOR POR TOR NE

vs. vs. vs. at

T L W W

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

Offside 4 03/26/2011 4 07/09/2011 4 09/25/2011

at at

at

at

TOR NE

POR

T 2-2 T 1-1

L 2-4

vs. KC at LA vs. NE

W 3-2 L 1-2 W 3-2

Shots Faced 8 05/14/2011 8 09/25/2011

at TOR vs. NE

T 2-2 W 3-2

Goals Allowed 4 04/14/2011 4 08/07/2011

at at

L 2-4 L 2-4

POR VAN

4-1 1-2 0-2 2-2

T 1-1

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2011)

Goals 3 Marco Pappa

Offside 3 Gaston Puerari 3 Cristian Nazarit 3 Patrick Nyarko

T 1-1

L 0-1

Fouls Suffered 5 Geoff Cameron

Shots Faced 9 Tally Hall

PHI

Shots 9 08/13/2011 9 09/25/2011

at NY vs. NE

T 2-2 W 3-2

Shots on Goal 2 04/14/2011 2 05/07/2011

at POR vs. VAN

L 2-4 T 0-0

Fouls Committed 8 09/10/2011 at

SJ

L 0-2

Fouls Suffered 5 06/09/2011 at 5 08/13/2011 at

KC NY

T 0-0 T 2-2

Corner Kicks 1 08/27/2011 1 09/28/2011

vs. COL at RSL

W 2-0 W 3-0

Offside 0 04/23/2011 0 05/07/2011

vs. HOU vs. VAN

T 1-1 T 0-0

Saves 0 06/12/2011 0 08/03/2011 0 08/18/2011

at CLB vs. PHI vs. DC

W 1-0 T 1-1 T 1-1

Shots Faced 0 06/12/2011

at

W 1-0

CLB

2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. CHICAGO FIRE (0-0-1) UNF 32 11 26 12 20 7 5 21 9 31 1 22 10 15

POS PLAYER DEF Bobby Boswell MID Brad Davis MID Corey Ashe FWD Will Bruin MID Geoff Cameron MID Colin Clark MID Danny Cruz DEF Hunter Freeman FWD Jason Garey DEF Andre Hainault GK Tally Hall MID*Lovel Palmer MID Je-Vaughn Watson FWD Cam Weaver ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

GS 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1

MIN 90 90 90 88 90 23 67 78 2 90 90 90 12 90

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

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

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

SOG 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0

FS 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1

OFF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

E 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

1 1

1 1

90 90

1 1

1 0

15 11

2 4

9 11

11 9

2 0

10 4

1 2

0 0

0 0

GP 1

GS 1

MIN 90

SHTS 4

SV 3

GA 1

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 0

T 1

1 1

1 1

90 90

4 2

3 1

1 1

1.00 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 1

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

2011 CHICAGO FIRE VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (0-0-1) UNF 99 6 1 89 9 23 14 8 16 12 18 32 13 21

POS PLAYER FWD Diego Chaves DEF Jalil Anibaba GK Jon Conway DEF Yamith Cuesta F/M Baggio Husidic DEF Josip Mikulic F/M Patrick Nyarko FWD*Dominic Oduro MID Marco Pappa MID Logan Pause FWD Gaston Puerari DEF*Dasan Robinson DEF Gonzalo Segares MID Michael Videira ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

GS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0

MIN 90 76 90 90 65 90 90 82 90 90 8 14 90 25

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

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SOG 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

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

FS 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

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

E 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

1 1

1 1

90 90

1 1

0 1

11 15

4 2

11 9

9 11

0 2

4 10

2 1

0 0

0 0

GP 1

GS 1

MIN 90

SHTS 2

SV 1

GA 1

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 0

T 1

1 1

1 1

90 90

2 4

1 3

1 1

1.00 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 1

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

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Jon Conway ----------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, 19 goals Fire 3 wins, 14 goals Ties 2 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

CHI 1 vs HOU 1

(TP)

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

1 9 70 29 65 6 34

Dynamo 2 OT Tot. 10 0 19 64 0 134 30 0 59 62 0 127 10 0 16 19 0 53

1 5 57 22 52 5 29

Fire 2 OT 9 0 56 0 28 0 84 0 12 0 22 0

Tot. 14 113 50 136 17 51

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

HOU CHI

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

OT 0 0

Total 19 14

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

7-5-4 (1.56 pts./game) 0-0-0 (1.00 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 3 19 12 15 16

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

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

6 3 2 32 13

Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat

2 3 14 7 11 9

Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad

1 4 1 12 8

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

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: 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)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 2 6 4 4 6

Saves Goals Allowed

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

1 2 5 3 5 5

Fire 13 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)

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

2011 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

HOUSTON DYNAMO W-L-T Streak (started)

W-L-T

CHICAGO FIRE Streak (started)

4-0-3 4-4-6 2-5-3

1 Ts (9/14/2011) 1 Ws (9/24/2011) 1 Ws (9/17/2011)

6-0-5 1-2-7 0-6-3

5 Ws (8/21/2011) 1 Ts (8/18/2011) 2 Ls (8/7/2011)

7-1-3 3-8-7

1 Ws (9/24/2011) 1 Ws (9/17/2011)

7-0-6 0-8-5

5 Ws (8/21/2011) 1 Ls (9/10/2011)

0-7-2 2-2-6 4-0-4 3-0-0 1-0-0

3 1 1 4 11

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(7/23/2011) (9/24/2011) (9/17/2011) (9/25/2010) (4/2/2006)

0-2-4 1-4-8 2-2-3 4-0-0 0-0-0

2 2 2 5 23

Ls Ts Ws Ws Ws

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

3-0-2 6-3-6 1-4-4 0-2-0 0-0-0

2 1 1 3 2

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(7/9/2011) (9/17/2011) (9/14/2011) (8/28/2010) (6/5/2010)

4-0-4 0-1-8 3-5-3 0-0-0 0-2-0

3 2 2 3 13

Ws Ts Ws Ls Ls

(8/21/2011) (8/3/2011) (9/17/2011) (5/31/2009) (6/21/2003)

HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHICAGO FIRE (6-3-2)

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHICAGO FIRE (6-3-2)

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

GP 5 6 7 7 4 6 2 3 9 2 3 8 6 7 5 5 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 4 10 7 2 3 1 1 11 11

GS 5 5 4 7 2 6 2 2 8 1 3 7 5 7 5 5 1 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 10 7 1 3 0 1 11 11

MIN 449 459 393 630 153 540 167 167 744 109 270 638 476 630 390 430 66 294 22 88 68 77 131 23 291 159 11 78 2 13 184 90 50 90 28 180 13 49 187 900 625 150 266 12 90 990 990

G 3 3 3 2 2 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 19 14

A 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 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 16 8

SHT 9 19 6 4 4 9 5 5 7 6 10 9 1 0 7 2 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 0 5 1 2 0 1 134 113

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

GP 1 10

MIN 90 900

SHTS 4 46

SV 3 32

GAA 1.00 1.30

PG 0 1

11 11

990 990

50 59

35 38

1.27 1.73

1 1

PLAYER Brian Ching Bobby Boswell Jason Garey Adam Moffat Brad Davis Geoff Cameron Hunter Freeman Andre Hainault Corey Ashe Will Bruin Colin Clark Danny Cruz Tally Hall Eddie Robinson Je-Vaughn Watson Cam Weaver Team totals Opponent totals

GP 12 15 9 3 16 5 8 5 4 1 6 3 1 14 1 2 11 11

GS 11 15 4 3 13 5 6 5 4 1 5 2 1 14 0 1 11 11

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

GP 1

MIN 90

11 11

990 990

MIN 1014 1350 320 177 1170 390 511 430 294 88 463 159 90 1222 12 94 990 990

G 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 14

A 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8

SHT 25 7 11 2 16 7 0 2 1 3 10 3 0 7 0 1 134 113

SHTS 4

SV 3

GAA 1.00

PG 0

50 59

35 38

1.27 1.73

1 1

CHICAGO FIRE CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-6-2)

CURRENT CHICAGO FIRE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-6-2)

PLAYER Calen Carr Peter Lowry Chris Rolfe Diego Chaves Wilman Conde Andy Herron Baggio Husidic Justin Mapp Brian McBride Thiago Cuauhtemoc Blanco Freddie Ljungberg C.J. Brown Patrick Nyarko Gonzalo Segares Jalil Anibaba Chris Armas Mike Banner Chad Barrett Jon Busch Nery Castillo Jon Conway Yamith Cuesta Jim Curtin Andrew Dykstra Tomasz Frankowski Leonard Griffin Ivan Guerrero Diego Gutierrez Nate Jaqua Collins John Sean Johnson Steven Kinney Krzysztof Krol Bruno Menezes Josip Mikulic Dominic Oduro Willian Oliveira Marco Pappa 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 1 4 3 4 6 4 4 3 1 7 5 8 1 4 4 3 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 8 2 2 4 1 7 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 11 11

GS 2 2 6 1 3 1 3 5 4 3 3 1 7 4 7 1 4 0 3 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 5 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 7 2 0 4 0 5 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 11 11

MIN 260 180 507 90 293 123 248 427 302 283 270 90 563 390 587 76 360 87 235 360 45 90 90 180 90 10 39 334 392 180 28 90 49 85 73 90 82 26 439 609 180 18 343 8 444 180 316 22 1 180 180 1 25 180 55 990 990

G 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 19

A 0 0 0 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 8 16

SHT 8 4 14 3 2 4 5 8 10 5 5 1 0 5 4 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 113 134

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

GP 1 1 2 4 2 1

MIN 90 90 180 360 180 90

SHTS 6 2 9 21 14 7

SV 6 1 6 12 10 3

GAA 0.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 4.00

PG 0 0 0 1 0 0

11 11

990 990

59 50

38 35

1.73 1.27

1 1

PLAYER Diego Chaves Dan Gargan Baggio Husidic Patrick Nyarko Gonzalo Segares Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Jon Conway Yamith Cuesta Alec Dufty Cory Gibbs Sean Johnson Steven Kinney Josip Mikulic Dominic Oduro Daniel Paladini Marco Pappa Logan Pause Michael Videira Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 8 4 5 8 1 4 5 2 1 4 1 1 1 8 1 6 8 3 11 11

GS 1 7 3 4 7 1 0 5 2 0 4 1 0 1 3 1 5 7 1 11 11

MIN 90 631 248 390 587 76 87 450 180 82 283 90 49 90 354 90 439 609 116 990 990

G 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 19

A 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 16

SHT 3 2 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 0 113 134

GOALKEEPER Alec Dufty Jon Conway Sean Johnson ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 5 1

MIN 82 450 90

SHTS 2 21 7

SV 2 17 3

GAA 0.00 0.80 4.00

PG 0 1 0

11 11

990 990

59 50

38 35

1.73 1.27

1 1

Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire Saturday, 1 October 2011 – 3 p.m. CT MLS regular season Robertson Stadium, Houston TX Broadcast Information TV: TeleFutura, KHOU 11.2 Radio: SportsTalk 790, La Ranchera 850

Dynamo Media Contacts (@HoustonDynamo.com) Lester Gretsch (lgretsch@ 832-633-0632) Jonathan Yardley (jyardley@ 713-876-4500) Jonathan Kaplan (jkaplan@ 516-965-4664)

DYNAMO VS. CHICAGO FIRE The Dynamo will play their second-to-last regular season home game at Robertson Stadium on Saturday, hosting the Chicago Fire in the only afternoon match of the season in Houston. The teams played to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season and were also involved in a trade that sent Dominic Oduro to Chicago and brought Calen Carr to Houston.

DYNAMO NOTES 

Houston leads the all-time series between the teams 6-3-2 and is 6-1-1 in their last eight meetings. The last three matchups at Robertson Stadium have produced one-goal Houston victories by progressively increasing scorelines (2-1 in 2008, 3-2 in 2009, 4-3 in 2010).

The Dynamo’s 87th-minute goal last Saturday was the 10th time this season Houston has scored in the final 11 minutes to win or tie a game, including six of the last nine. The goal was Geoff Cameron’s fifth of the season, tying his career high in all competitions set in 2009 and tying him for the team lead.

Midfielder Brad Davis is one of the leading candidates for Major League Soccer’s MVP award, thanks in-part to his 14 assists, tied for the league lead. In addition to the assists, however, Davis leads the league by a wide margin in chances created, according to MLS stats partner Opta. While starting all 31 games, Davis has created 104 chances, 41 more than second-place Mauro Rosales of Seattle. Davis’ deadly setpiece delivery is part of the equation, as 55 of the 104 chances have come from free kicks, but Davis still leads the league with 49 chances created from open play. He has been involved in six of the Dynamo’s 10 late tying or winning goals this year.

Brazilian midfielder Luiz Camargo has started the last three MLS games for the Dynamo, and the team has posted a 2-0-1 record in those contests. The insertion of Camargo has allowed Geoff Cameron to shift to center back and has, for the last two games, pushed Andre Hainault to right back. The Dynamo have allowed just one goal from open play in three games with Camargo in midfield.

Goalkeeper Tally Hall made four saves in the win against Dallas to post his first shutout since July 9 and his fifth of the season. Hall is tied for fourth in MLS with 10 wins on the season. In all competitions, Hall has posted 10 career shutouts and is likely to make his 50th start for the Dynamo on Saturday.

Houston has scored first in 11 out of 31 games on the season; the Dynamo are 7-1-3 when notching the first goal and 3-8-7 when the opponent scores first; there have been two 0-0 ties. Houston’s 10 results when allowing the first goal are the most in MLS; the Dynamo’s winning percentage when allowing the first goal (.361) ranks third.

SPREADING THE WEALTH The Dynamo have gotten goals from 15 different players in 2011 out of a total of 25 field players who have taken the field in an MLS game. Houston has six players with at least four goals, including co-scoring leaders Geoff Cameron, Brian Ching, and Will Bruin with five goals each and Bobby Boswell, Brad Davis, and Cam Weaver with four goals apiece.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER The Dynamo have scored 21 of their 39 goals (53.8%) in the final 15 minutes of a half, portions of the game that combine to make up 30 percent of a match. Houston has scored 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games, most in MLS.

RE-WRITING THE RECORD BOOKS Brad Davis is playing his way to the top of the Dynamo record books. Davis is the all-time club leader in games played in all competitions (194) and MLS (156); games started in all competitions (176) and MLS (142); and assists in all competitions (69) and MLS (60). Davis also ranks second in team history in minutes played and third in goals in all competitions (22) and MLS goals (20).

ALWAYS THERE Goalkeeper Tally Hall is the only Houston player to contest all 2,790 minutes of the MLS regular season so far. Hall and midfielder Brad Davis are the only players to start each MLS game.

UP NEXT: FIRST TRIP TO PORTLAND After breaking with most of Major League Soccer for an international fixture date next week, the Dynamo will return to action on Friday, October 14, with their first trip to JELD-WEN Field to take on the Portland Timbers. The renovated venue has gotten rave reviews for its atmosphere in the Timbers’ first season in MLS, and former Houston assistant coach John Spencer has led Portland into playoff contention. The Dynamo won the teams’ first meeting on August 14 by a 2-1 score, including a long-range goal from former Timber Adam Moffat.

NEW BLOOD Of the Dynamo’s 26 players on the roster, 14 are new to the orange in 2011. Houston acquired three players via draft (Kofi Sarkodie, Will Bruin, Evan Newton), four via trade (Colin Clark, Jason Garey, Calen Carr, Adam Moffat), five via international signings (Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Je-Vaughn Watson, Carlo Costly, Luiz Camargo), and two via the Dynamo Academy (Alex Dixon, Josue Soto).

LOCAL FLAVOR Almost one-third of the Dynamo’s current roster has close ties to Texas. Six players are native Texans (Bobby Boswell, Tyler Deric, Alex Dixon, Hunter Freeman, Francisco Navas Cobo, Josue Soto), Colin Clark attended SMU in Dallas, and Jason Garey (Gonzales, La.) has a sister, Melissa, who was a standout player at Texas A&M University in College Station.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS - 2011 SEASON Quickest goal Quickest goal against Game-winning goals after 75’ (4)

Game-tying goals after 75’ (6)

Game-winning goals against after 75’ (2) Game-tying goals against after 75’ (3)

Hat tricks (1) Hat tricks against (1) Own goals (1) Own goals against (0) Red cards (7)

Red cards against (3)

Penalty kicks (3-3)

Penalty kicks against (5-5)

Youngest goalscorer Oldest goalscorer Youngest starter Oldest starter

Bruin (4), 4/29 vs. DC Richards (0:39), 5/21 vs. NY Freeman (86), 4/17 vs. NE Dixon (93+), 8/20 vs. RSL Bruin (79), 9/17 vs. SJ Cameron (87), 9/24 at FCD Boswell (83), 4/23 at CHI Clark (87), 5/28 vs. FCD Ching (89), 6/25 at DC Cameron (84), 8/6 at PHI Boswell (90), 8/17 at NE Carr (86), 9/14 at CLB Palguta (84), 5/4 vs. COL Salinas (86), 8/27 at VAN Zakuani (80), 3/25 at SEA Ballouchy (91+), 5/21 vs. NY Collin (90), 7/16 vs. KC Bruin, 4/29 vs. DC Braun, 7/23 at CHV Pearce (55), 6/11 vs. CHV none Sarkodie (72), 5/28 vs. FCD Palmer (52), 6/18 vs. CLB Clark (51), 7/16 vs. KC Ching (69), 7/16 vs. KC Watson (70), 7/23 at CHV Moffat (94+), 8/17 at NE Costly (64), 9/10 at KC Amarikwa (93+), 7/3 at COL Reis (94+), 8/17 at NE Ekpo (11), 9/14 at CLB Davis goal (12), 5/21 vs. NY (Sutton) Davis goal (41), 6/25 at DC (Hamid) Davis goal (47), 9/17 vs. SJ (Busch) Plata goal (50), 5/7 at TFC (Hall) Donovan goal (46+), 5/25 at LA (Hall) Fernandez goal (37), 7/30 vs. SEA (Hall) Mendoza goal (64), 9/14 at CLB (Hall) Mendoza goal (76), 9/14 at CLB (Hall) Will Bruin (21y,168d), 4/10 vs. VAN Brian Ching (33y,88d), 8/20 vs. RSL Kofi Sarkodie (20y,3d), 3/25 at SEA Brian Ching (33y,123d), 9/24 at FCD

HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

1 Tally Hall 2 Eddie Robinson 3 Calen Carr 4 Jermaine Taylor 5 Danny Cruz 7 Colin Clark 8 Kofi Sarkodie 9 Jason Garey 10 Je-Vaughn Watson 11 Brad Davis 12 Will Bruin 13 Francisco Navas Cobo 15 Cam Weaver 16 Adam Moffat 17 Luiz Camargo 18 Josue Soto 19 Alex Dixon 20 Geoff Cameron 21 Hunter Freeman 24 Tyler Deric 25 Brian Ching 26 Corey Ashe 29 Carlo Costly 31 Andre Hainault 32 Bobby Boswell On Loan 28 Evan Newton

GK D F D M M D F M M F M F M M M M M D GK F D F D D

6-4 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-8 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-8 5-9 5-8 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 5-5 6-2 6-0 6-2

205 195 150 180 170 180 165 185 175 175 194 150 195 175 172 160 150 185 175 195 195 154 187 180 185

rhymes with RALLY

GK

6-2

185 4-1-88

5-12-85 6-19-78 10-4-82 1-14-85 1-3-90 4-11-84 3-22-91 7-19-84 10-22-83 11-8-81 10-24-89 11-17-91 6-10-83 5-15-86 5-4-87 1-3-89 2-7-90 7-11-85 1-8-85 8-30-88 5-24-78 3-14-86 7-18-82 6-17-86 3-15-83

Status

CAY-len CRUISE

International Generation adidas

KO-fee sar-KO-dee

Generation adidas International

NAH-vahs

Generation adidas Home-Grown Player

MOFF-itt hoh-SWAY

International Home-Grown Player Home-Grown Player

DARE-ick

Home-Grown Player

ASH HAY-no BOZ-well

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (8th year overall, 98-67-80 MLS) Assistant Coach – Wade Barrett Assistant Coach – Steve Ralston Goalkeepers Coach – Tim Hanley Head Athletic Trainer – Theron Enns Assistant Athletic Trainer – Shane Caron Equipment Manager – Michael Porter Director, Soccer Operations – Nick Kowba

International International

Houston Dynamo Player Bios 1

TALLY HALL

GK 6-4 205

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JERMAINE TAYLOR

DF 5-10 180

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Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Age: 26 Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) Third-year goalkeeper who has stepped into starting role in 2011 season.

Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 26 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) Experienced defender expected to step into back line. Jamaica international (43 caps).

2011: MLS All-Star … Made four saves to earn fifth shutout of season in 1-0 win at FCD on 9/24.

2011: Has seen regular time on defense, making 10 starts and coming on twice as a substitute.

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 Last shutout: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Most saves (2011): 8, 4/2/11 at New York

International: Started all four matches in Gold Cup as Jamaica won group and reached quarterfinals.

2

EDDIE ROBINSON

Last start: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/14/11 at Columbus

DF 6-1 195

Born: 6/19/78, Greensboro, NC Age: 33 Last Club: University of North Carolina Experienced defender and four-time MLS Cup champion expected to provide depth on the back line. United States international (1 cap, 1 goal).

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DANNY CRUZ

MF 5-8 170 GA

2011: Has made two starts this season but left 6/11 match vs. CHV due to MCL strain.

2011: Made consecutive substitute appearances and notched consecutive assists on decisive goals in 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14 and 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17.

Born: 1/3/90, Petersburg, VA Age: 21 Last Club: UNLV Aggressive, speedy midfielder in third season who provides pace and service at wide midfield positions.

Last appearance: 6/11/11 vs. Chivas USA Last goal: 5/29/10 vs. Philadelphia Last assist: 5/22/10 vs. D.C. United Last yellow card: 9/18/10 vs. Toronto FC Last red card: 11/26/08 vs. Firpo (CCL)

Last goal: 7/9/11 vs. Toronto FC Last assist: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last yellow card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City Last red card: 7/21/10 vs. Puebla (SuperLiga)

3

7

CALEN CARR

FW 6-0 150

COLIN CLARK

MF 6-0 180

Born: 10/4/82, Berkeley, CA Age: 28 Last Club: Chicago Fire Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago early in 2011 season.

Born: 4/11/84, Fort Collins, CO Age: 27 Last Club: Colorado Rapids Tricky, technical attacking midfielder acquired from Colorado. United States international (1 cap).

2011: Returned from preseason concussion in August and scored first goal late to tie match at CLB on 9/14.

2011: Helped lead Dynamo to 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30 with opening goal and clinching assist … Notched third assist of season in 2-1 win vs. POR on 8/14.

Last start: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last goal: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last assist: 10/21/07 vs. LA Galaxy (w. CHI) Last yellow card: 9/12/09 at Real Salt Lake (w. CHI) Last red card: 9/9/06 at Columbus (w. CHI)

Last goal: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last assist: 8/14/11 vs. Portland Last yellow card: 7/3/11 at Colorado Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City

8

KOFI SARKODIE

DF 5-8 165 GA

11 BRAD DAVIS

MF 5-11 175

Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 20 Last Club: University of Akron Promising rookie back selected No. 7 overall in 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-20 international.

Born: 11/8/81, St. Charles, MO Age: 29 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Original Dynamo player who has won last two team MVP awards. United States international (5 caps).

2011: Became youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match in his pro debut on 3/25 at SEA … Started five straight matches from 6/25 to 7/23.

2011: MVP candidate leads Major League Soccer with 14 assists … Earned fourth career All-Star selection.

International: Made two appearances for U.S. U-20 national team against France on 5/17 and 5/19.

Last goal: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose (pk) Last assist: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last yellow card: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last red card: 8/30/09 at Colorado

Last appearance: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA Last yellow card: 6/25/11 at D.C. United Last red card: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas

12 WILL BRUIN

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JASON GAREY

FW 6-0 185

Born: 7/19/84, Baton Rouge, LA Age: 27 Last Club: Columbus Crew Gulf Coast region native, experienced attacking option with speed and size acquired in offseason.

Last appearance: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last goal: 9/14/10 vs. Joe Public (CCL) (w. CLB) Last MLS goal: 8/21/10 vs. COL (w. CLB) Last assist: 10/21/10 at Joe Public (CCL) (w. CLB) Last yellow card: 8/24/10 at Santos (CCL) (w. CLB)

MF 6-1 175

International: Appeared in three of four games at Gold Cup as Jamaica won group and reached quarterfinals. Last goal: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last assist: 5/7/11 at Toronto FC Last yellow card: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last red card: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA

2011: Leads MLS rookies with five goals … Fired in leftfooted volley in 79th minute in 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17.

13 FRANCISCO NAVAS COBO

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Born: 10/22/83, St. Catherine, Jamaica Age: 27 Last Club: Sporting Central (Jamaica) Energetic midfielder expected to compete for playing time in midfield. Jamaica international (12 caps). 2011: Has made 11 starts in his first MLS season and headed in first Dynamo goal in 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14.

Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 21 Last Club: Indiana University Forward with size and skill selected with No. 11 pick in 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

Last goal: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York Last yellow card: 5/14/11 at Real Salt Lake

2011: Has appeared in 10 MLS games, starting two.

10 JE-VAUGHN WATSON

FW 6-2 194 GA

MF 5-10 150 HG

Born: 11/17/91, Houston, TX Age: 19 Last Club: Dynamo Academy Second-year professional expected to provide depth as an outside midfielder. 2011: Made first-team appearances as a sub in Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton on 7/20 and friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4. Last MLS appearance: 4/17/10 vs. Chivas USA Last start: 7/6/10 vs. Chivas USA (USOC)

15 CAM WEAVER

FW 6-4 195

19 ALEX DIXON

MF 5-8 150 HG

Born: 6/10/83, Tacoma, WA Age: 28 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Target forward in his third season with the Dynamo who provides consistent threat despite injuries.

Born: 2/7/90, Bay City, TX Age: 21 Last Club: Dynamo Academy Talented attacking player and home-grown product signed after three years at North Carolina.

2011: Scored fourth goal of the season to tie career high and added an assist in 2-2 tie vs. FCD on 5/28.

2011: Has seven appearances in MLS play, all as a substitute, and scored dramatic game-winner on 8/20 vs. RSL for first professional goal.

Last goal: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last assist: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last yellow card: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last red card: 10/4/09 vs. Kansas City

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

16 ADAM MOFFAT

20 GEOFF CAMERON

MF 6-0 175

Born: 5/15/86, Glasgow, Scotland Age: 25 Last Club: Portland Timbers Tenacious two-way midfielder acquired in July 21 trade. 2011: Scored Goal of the Year candidate with 40-yard blast in 2-1 win vs. POR, his former team, on 8/14.

MF 5-8 172

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

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Born: 5/24/87, Vinheda, Brazil Age: 24 Last Club: Paraná Clube (Brazil) Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August. 2011: Started three consecutive matches 9/14-9/24 and set up game-winning goal in 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17.

21 HUNTER FREEMAN

DF 5-11 175

Born: 1/8/85, Tyler, TX Age: 26 Last Club: IK Start (Norway) Experienced defender and Texas native acquired in the offseason after two years in Norway. 2011: Has started 22 MLS matches … Returned to starting lineup for first time since 6/18 in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30 and assisted clinching goal.

Last assist: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose

18 JOSUE SOTO

Born: 7/11/85, Attleboro, MA Age: 26 Last Club: Rhode Island Emerging star in midfield looking to rebound from 2010 injury. United States international (1 cap). 2011: MLS All-Star … Has started last three games on defense and headed in winning goal at FCD on 9/24.

Last goal: 8/14/11 vs. Portland Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last red card: 8/17/11 at New England

17 LUIZ CAMARGO

MF 6-3 185

MF 5-9 160 HG

Born: 1/3/89, Fort Worth, TX Age: 22 Last Club: Dynamo Academy Steady midfielder and home-grown product signed after completing collegiate career at SMU. 2011: Made first-team appearances as a sub in Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton on 7/20 and friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4.

Last start: 9/10/11 at Kansas City Last goal: 4/17/11 vs. New England Last assist: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last yellow card: 8/17/11 at New England Last MLS red card: 8/26/06 at Chicago (w. COL)

24 TYLER DERIC

GK 6-3 195 HG

Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy First ever Academy product expected to serve as No. 2 goalkeeper after strong outings in 2010.

Age: 23

2011: Has made four saves in each of his three appearances this year, including friendlies vs. Bolton on 7/20 and vs. Monterrey on 9/4. 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

25 BRIAN CHING

FW 6-1 195

Born: 5/24/78, Haleiwa, HI Age: 33 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Dynamo all-time leading scorer and team captain. United States international (45 caps, 11 goals). 2011: Team co-leader with five goals despite battling injuries throughout the season. Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last assist: 7/9/11 vs. Toronto FC Last yellow card: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City

28 EVAN NEWTON

2011: On loan with FC Tampa Bay of the NASL … Made first appearance as halftime sub and made six saves while keeping a shutout in 1-0 friendly win vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/14 … Made four saves for shutout in league debut at Atlanta on 8/6.

29 CARLO COSTLY

DF 5-5 154

Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 25 Last Club: North Carolina Quick left-footed midfielder capable of playing on either flank as he enters his fifth professional season. 2011: Started 27 of 31 MLS matches, including 24 starts at left back … Earned first career All-Star selection and played 29 minutes as a sub on 7/27. 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)

FW 6-2 187

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Born: 7/18/82, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Age: 29 Last Club: Atlas de Guadalajara (Mexico) Talented, experienced forward acquired in August 2011. Honduras international (50 caps, 20 goals). 2011: Started and assisted on opening goal in 3-2 win vs. RSL on 8/20. International: Scored both goals in 2-0 friendly win vs. Venezuela on 8/10 … Made 50th career appearance for Honduras in 2-0 loss vs. Colombia on 9/3. Last assist: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last red card: 9/10/11 at Kansas City

31 ANDRE HAINAULT 26 COREY ASHE

GK 6-2 185

Born: 4/1/88, Virginia Beach, VA Age: 23 Last Club: Old Dominion University Rookie goalkeeper with good size and experience selected in 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.

DF 6-0 180

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Born: 6/17/86, Montréal, QC, Canada Age: 25 Last Club: FK SIAD Most (Czech Rep.) Defender who can play outside or center back. Canada international (24 caps, 2 goals). 2011: Has played in 28 of 31 games, playing center back in 24 of his 28 appearances before playing right back on 9/17 and 9/24. International: Helped Canada to strong start in World Cup qualifying, playing in wins vs. St. Lucia, at Puerto Rico. Last goal: 10/16/10 at San Jose Last assist: 7/31/10 vs. New York Last yellow card: 9/22/10 at Kansas City Last red card: 8/26/09 at Árabe Unido (CCL)

32 BOBBY BOSWELL

DF 6-2 185

Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 28 Last Club: D.C. United Backbone of the Dynamo’s defense over the last three seasons. United States international (3 caps). 2011: Has played in 24 of 31 MLS matches at center back and set a career high with four goals, including late, game-tying goals at CHI on 4/23 and at NE on 8/17. Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last assist: 4/10/11 vs. Vancouver 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; GA-Generation adidas; USOC-United States Open Cup; CCL-CONCACAF Champions League

2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS, ALL GAMES (11-11-12) Includes MLS regular season, U.S. Open Cup qualifying, Dynamo Charities Cup, friendly

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G 0 5 5 0 0 4 1 5 5 3 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 42 39

A 1 5 15 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 2 5 0 2 7 2 3 1 1 5 3 0 4 4 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

39 34

49 44

8 5

UNF GOALKEEPER GP GS MIN SH SV GA GAA PG PA W L T SO 1 Tally Hall 31 31 2790 128 92 36 1.16 5 5 10 9 12 5 24 Tyler Deric 3 3 300 15 12 3 0.90 0 0 1 2 0 1 TEAM 34 34 3090 143 104 39 1.14 5 5 11 11 12 6 OPPONENT 34 34 3090 148 106 42 1.22 4 4 11 11 12 10

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Tally Hall Eddie Robinson Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Danny Cruz Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Jason Garey Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Francisco Navas Cobo Jordan Graye Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Mike Chabala Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Hunter Freeman Lovel Palmer Dominic Oduro Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Koke Evan Newton Carlo Costly Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell 45

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12 LA 0-1 90G

13 DAL 2-2 90G

14 SJ 0-2 90G

90D 90D

21 CHV 0-3 90G

22 SEA 3-1 90G

23 PHI 1-1 90G

24 POR 2-1 90G

25 NE 1-1 90G

26 RSL 3-2 90G

27 VAN 0-1 90G

28 KC 0-3 90G

30 SJ 2-1 90G

31 DAL 1-0 90G

29 CLB 2-2 90G

20 KC 1-1 90G

19 TOR 2-0 90G

17 DC 2-2 90G

18 COL 0-0 90G

16 CLB 0-2 90G

15 CHV 2-1 90G 56D

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77M 32 90M 90M 90M 68F 17

6

10 1 23 90D 45D 90D 21 10 90D 90D 90M 79M 67M 25 51M 89M 62M 69M 81M 67M 67M 90D 90D 72D 3 83M 90M 70M 28 21 62M 90M 23 45 65M 61M 90M 90M 90M 80M 90M 90M 90M 81M 90F 90F 31F

90F 59 61F 34 90F 23 90M 90M 90M 90M

90D 67M 23 90D 29 90M 90M 61F

22

12

90D 34 28 90M 83M 62M 45 78D 14 90M 90M 90M 45M 90F 76F 90F

7

90F 90F 70F 62F 12

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19

20 28 90F 78F 78F 69F 87F 90F 90F 71F 89F 85F 45F 78F 90D 90D 68D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D

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17 5 6 18 1 28 9 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90D 90D 71D 90D 90D 90D 90D 78D 90D 85D 75D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 11 90D 69D 90D 80D 90D 90D 90D 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 52M 12 7 29 29

33

90D 19 5 82M 90M 75M 67M 1 15 23 72M 90D 57F 45F 6 2 2 12 18 90M 90M 90M 89M 90M 90M 90M 61F 75F 73F 90F 88F 88F 81F

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 PHI SEA NY VAN NE CHI DC COL TOR RSL NY 0-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-0 1-1 4-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90D

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81

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41; Ching 1 (Clark 1, Cameron 3)

29; own goal (Pearce)

42, Clark 2 (Davis 8, Weaver 1)

Davis 1 (penalty kick) Weaver 4 (Davis 7) Cameron 2 (Davis 9) Davis 2 (penalty kick)

Cruz 1 (Ching 1) 50; Cameron 3 (unassisted) Davis 3 (free kick) 8

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Clark 3 (unassisted) 7; Ching 2 (Cameron 4, Davis 10) 23; Ching 3 (Clark 2, Freeman 2) Cameron 4 (unassisted) 84 Moffat 1 (unassisted) 17; Ching 4 (Clark 3, Davis 11) 27 Boswell 3 (unassisted) 90 Ching 5 (Davis 12, Costly 1) 47; Boswell 4 (Davis 13) 69; Dixon 1 (unassisted) 93+

Watson 1 (Taylor 1, Moffat 1) 34; Carr 1 (Cameron 5, Cruz 2) 86 Davis 4 (penalty kick) 47; Bruin 5 (Luiz Camargo 1, Cruz 3) 79 Cameron 5 (Davis 14) 87

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Cameron 1 (unassisted) 42 Weaver 1 (Bruin 1, Hall 1) 50 Weaver 2 (Boswell 1, Davis 1) 37; Boswell 1 (Cruz 1, Davis 2) 42; Bruin 1 (Davis 3) 76 Freeman 1 (unassisted) 86 Boswell 2 (Davis 4) 83 Bruin 2 (Cameron 1) 4; Bruin 3 (Davis 5, Cameron 2) 41; Bruin 4 (Davis 6) 57; Weaver 3 (Freeman 1) 62 Clark 1 (Watson 1) 71 Palmer 1 (Watson 2) 87

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120M 76M 120D 120F 37 34 83F 120D 120M

120M 120G 44M

120D

HOU 0 vs KC

Tally Hall Eddie Robinson Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Danny Cruz Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Jason Garey Brad Davis Will Bruin Francisco Navas Cobo Jordan Graye Cam Weaver Mike Chabala Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Hunter Freeman Lovel Palmer Dominic Oduro Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Evan Newton Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

U.S. OPEN CUP 1R 04/06/2011

Information © 2011 Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 

Chicago Fire (7-8-15; 36pts.) vs. Houston Dynamo (10-9-12; 42 pts.) Fire Game #31 – Away Game #16 Saturday, October 1, 2011 – Robertson Stadium – Houston, TX – 3:00 PM CT TV: Telefutura FIRE FLASHES ___________________________________________ 2011 Record/Home/Away………..…………………....7-8-15/5-2-8/2-5-7 2010 Record/Home/Away………..……………………9-12-9/4-4-7/5-8-2 vs. Eastern Conference/2010 .................................................. 4-1-8/5-4-3 vs. Western Conference/2010......………………………………3-7-7/4-8-6 Current Streak......................................................................................3W Last Five…………………………………………………………......WLWWW All-Time Record ......................................................................182-145-97 All-Time Home Record...............................................................110-51-52 All-Time Away Record..................................................................73-94-45 Last Regular Season Win………………………………3-0, @ RSL 9/28/11 Last Regular Season Loss.………………………...........2-0, @ SJ, 9/10/11 Last Shutout by Fire …………………………………….3-0, @ RSL,9/28/11 Last Shutout by Opponent…………………………........0-2, @ SJ, 9/10/11 March Record 2011/2010.........................................................1-0-1/0-1-0 April Record 2011/2010 ......................................................... .0-3-2/2-1-1 May Record 2011/2010............................................................0-1-3/0-1-3 June Record 2011/2010.......................................................... 1-0-5/2-0-1 July Record 2011/2010 ........................................................... 0-2-1/0-2-0 August Record 2011/2010 ......................................................2-1-3/ 2-2-1 September Record 2011/2010 .................................................3-1-0/0-0-3 October Record 2011/2010..................................................... 0-0-0/1-3-2 Pre All-Star 2011/2010.............................................................2-6-12/4-5-5 Post All-Star 2011/2010 ...........................................................5-2-3/5-7-4 Record After 30 Games 2011/2010 .....................................7-8-15/9-12-9 Ahead/Behind/Tied at Halftime ...................................... 6-0-5/0-6-3/0-2-8 Ahead/Behind/Tied at 75’..............................................5-0-1/0-8-1/1-0-14 Outshoot Opp./Opp. More Shots/Shots Tied ................. 5-4-9/2-4-4/0-0-2 Day/Night ...............................................................................4-3-2/3-5-13 Grass/Turf ...............................................................................7-5-14/0-3-1 Wearing All-Red Primary Kit ............................................................6-8-10 Wearing All-White Secondary Kit .......................................................1-0-5 Wearing Red/White/Red Kit…...……………………………………..0-0-0 CHICAGO FIRE – HOUSTON DYNAMO SERIES Having taken four of their last five matches, the Fire enter Saturday afternoon’s encounter as one of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer as they continue their late-season run for an MLS Cup playoff berth. The Dynamo enter Saturday’s encounter coming off two straight league wins and sit just a point off the Eastern Conference lead, knowing that a win on Saturday would go a long way towards punching a postseason ticket. In the first match of the 2011 series played April 23 at Toyota Park, the Fire ran out to a 1-0 lead as Diego Chaves buried an effort just inside the th box in the 18 minute. The Fire looked like they would escape with three rd points but Bobby Boswell headed home an 83 minute equalizer giving each side a share of the spoils. QUICK KICKS vs. Houston Dynamo (10-9-12; 39 GF, 39 GA) FIRE vs. Houston: 1-3-2; 6 GF, 10 GA FIRE at Houston: 2-3-0; 8 GF, 9 GA  After winning their first two matches at Robertson Stadium in 2006-07, the Fire have dropped their last three away to the Dynamo.  The Fire are 6-1-2 across all competitions since falling 4-2 at Vancouver on August 7.

A LOOK AT THE FIRE The Chicago Fire (7-8-15, 36 pts.) enter their 14th season of MLS play after posting a 9-12-9 record in 2010. Disappointed with missing out on the playoffs for just the second time in club history, the Fire have made many changes to the roster for 2011, bringing in the likes of veteran U.S. defender Cory Gibbs, Croatian Josip Mikulic , as well as Uruguayan striker Diego Chaves. The team also found a consistent goal scorer in Dominic Oduro via trade with Houston at the start of the season. In all, the Fire returned 13 players to the roster, meaning more than half the players opening the season are new to the club in 2011. 2010 MLS AllStar selection and Goal of the Year winner midfielder Marco Pappa th returns for his 4 MLS season and looks to build upon his team leading seven goals in 2010. Joining Pappa in the midfielder are 2010 Fire MVP and newly named captain Logan Pause and last season’s assist leader Patrick Nyarko, while 2011 MLS Combine MVP Jalil Anibaba will patrol the backline with offseason acquisitions Gibbs and Mikulic. CHICAGO FIRE/ATHLETICO “RECOVERY ROOM”: September 16, 2011 OUT Ferrari – ACL Reconstruction Kinney – Lower Abdominal Strain DOUBTFUL Gibbs – Right Ankle Contusion PLAYER TRANSACTIONS OUT: M Marko Maric – Waived (9/14/2011) D Dasan Robinson – Traded to Toronto FC (7/28/2011) M Bratislav Ristic – Waived (7/26/2011) M Davis Paul – Waived (6/29/2011) F Gaston Puerari – Sold to Club Atlas (06/15/2011) F Calen Carr – Traded to Houston (03/23/2011) D Deris Umanzor – Waived (02/09/2011) GK Andrew Dysktra – Waived (01/31/2011) F Nery Castillo – Loaned to Aris FC (01/19/2011) M Freddie Ljungberg – Free Agent (01/01/2011) D Wilman Conde – Free Agent (01/01/2011) M Peter Lowry – Expansion Draft (11/24/10) M John Thorrington – Expansion Draft (11/24/10) IN: F Kellen Gulley – Signed (08/11/2011) D Dan Gargan – Traded from Toronto FC (07/28/2011) M Pavel Pardo – Signed (07/26/11) M Sebastian Grazzini - Signed (07/13/11) F Cristian Nazarit ��� Signed (05/04/11) D Pari Pantazopoulos – Signed (04/04/2011) F Dominic Oduro – Traded from Houston (03/23/2011) D Yamith Cuesta – Traded from Chivas USA (03/23/2011) M Michael Videira – Signed (03/10/2011) F Orr Barouch – Loaned from Tigres (03/10/2011) M Marko Maric – Signed (03/02/2011) GK Alec Dufty – Signed (03/02/2011) F Diego Chaves – Signed (02/18/2011 GK Jon Conway – Traded from Toronto FC (01/13/2011) M Davis Paul – Drafted (51st Overall) (01/13/2011) D Jalil Anibaba – Drafted (9th Overall) (01/13/2011) M Daniel Paladini – Signed (01/11/2011) D Josip Mikulic – Signed (01/11/2011) D Cory Gibbs – Re-Entry Draft (12/15/2010)

CHICAGO FIRE POWER PAST REAL SALT LAKE WITH 3-0 ROAD VICTORY CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB – www.Chicago-Fire.com – 7000 S. Harlem Ave. – Bridgeview, IL 60455 – 708.496.6725

 

   - at Houston Dynamo – 10/1/2011

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  Marco Pappa tallied three sensational goals on the way to his first career hat trick as the Chicago Fire (7-8-15, 36 points) rolled past Real Salt Lake 3-0 in front of a record sellout crowd of 20,762 at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night in Sandy, Utah. The victory, the Fire’s fifth in their last six matches th gives the Fire 36 points and leaves the Men in Red three points behind the New York Red Bulls for the 10 and final MLS Cup Playoff spot with four matches to play. For the sixth time in the last eight matches the Fire found the back of the net within the first 20 minutes. Patrick Nyarko collected the ball on the left side before linking with Daniel Paladini at the top of the 18-yard-box where he found an open Pappa lurking with the space to operate. The Guatemalan international took two touches and sent a measured blast that beat Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando to give the Fire a 1-0 advantage after 10 minutes. th

The match turned in the Fire’s favor in the 11 minute when RSL captain Kyle Beckerman was issued his walking papers for head butting Daniel Paladini at the midfield stripe. Words were exchanged between the two sides but the end result was a red card for Beckerman and a man advantage for the Fire. Real Salt Lake had the opportunity to pull one back in the 28th when former Fire midfielder Andy Williams found Alvaro Saborio in behind the Fire defense with a looping pass. The Costa Rican international snagged the ball with his back to goal and turned a fired a whizzing shot just wide of Sean Johnson’s net. th

The Fire doubled their lead in the 36 minute on a fantastic bit of patience and passing from Fire midfielder Pavel Pardo. The two-time Mexican World Cup veteran ran onto a loose ball and dribbled in on goal before sending a perfectly weighted through ball to Pappa charging along the right side. The playmaking midfielder latched onto the ball in stride before slotting a low driven shot into the back of the net at the far post. th

Pappa would complete his magical night at the foot of the Wasatch Front in the 75 minute. The Guatemalan midfielder outmuscled Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler as he carried the ball along the touchline on the right side. Pappa cut inside and took the ball inside the box before curving a sensational goal around Rimando into the netting at the back post to give the Fire a commanding 3-0 lead. Sean Johnson and the Fire defense were stout throughout the match. The second-year Fire ‘keeper recorded his seventh shutout of the season and the Men in Red closed out the game to earn their second road victory of the 2011 MLS campaign. FIRE ONE OF THE HOTTEST TEAMS IN MLS With a third straight league win in Wednesday’s match at RSL, the Chicago Fire maintain their streak as the second hottest team in Major League Soccer, behind only the league-leading LA Galaxy. Having won four of their last five matches, the Fire seem to have turned things around following a 4-2 loss at Vancouver on August 7. Since then, the club has gone 6-1-2 across all competitions, pushing for the playoffs while also earning a spot in next Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup final at Seattle. PAPPA BECOMES FIFTH FIRE PLAYER TO RECORD HAT-TRICK IN 3-0 WIN AT RSL Having not scored since June 26, Chicago Fire midfielder put the league on notice that he’s still an offensive threat, scoring all three goals in the team’s 3-0 win at Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night. With the trio, Pappa became the fifth player in Fire history to record a hat trick in an MLS game and first to do it since Chris Rolfe’s first half effort in a 5-2 win vs. New York on October 23, 2008. See below the list of Fire players that have scored hat tricks in an MLS Regular Season match PLAYER Ante Razov Ante Razov Damani Ralph Nate Jaqua Chris Rolfe Marco Pappa

DATE 5/6/00 5/19/02 6/5/04 6/4/05 10/23/08 9/28/11

RESULT 3-0 W at MIA 3-1 W at NE 3-0 W vs. DC 5-2 W vs. CHV 5-2 W vs. NY 3-0 W at RSL

GOAL MINUTES 49’, 56’, 72’ 34’, 54’, 73 15’, 55’, 69’ 2’, 60’, 74’ 11’, 38’, 44’ 9’, 36’ 75’

With the hat trick, Pappa bested his season high total from last year of seven. If the Guatemalan international scores two goals, he’ll join Dominic Oduro in the Fire’s 10+ club, marking the first time since 2003 that two Fire players scored double-digit goals during the regular season (Razov and Ralph had 14 and 11 respectively). 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW The Fire ushered in a new era with the hiring of former El Salvador national team boss Carlos de los Cobos ahead of the 2010 campaign. The new manager brought in a new system to the club, while welcoming in Designated Players in Mexican striker Nery Castillo and Swedish winger Freddie Ljungberg. Despite the acquisitions, de los Cobos’ side came up just short of the 2010 MLS playoffs, missing the postseason for just the second time in club history. At season’s end, two legendary players announced their retirement, with the Fire bidding goodbye to U.S. giant Brian McBride and the last remaining “Fire Original”, defender C.J. Brown who spent all 13 seasons of his MLS career in the Windy City, appearing in 371 matches for the club across all competitions.

CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB – www.Chicago-Fire.com – 7000 S. Harlem Ave. – Bridgeview, IL 60455 – 708.496.6725

 

   - at Houston Dynamo – 10/1/2011

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2011 RESULTS/SCHEDULE DATE    March 19  March 26  March 30  April 9    April 14    April 17    April 23    April 30    May 7    May 14    May 21    May 24    May 28    June 4    June 9    June 12    June 18    June 22    June 26    June 28    July 2    July 9     July 12    July 16    July 23    August 3  August 7   August 13  August 18  August 21  August 27  August 30  September 10  September 14  September 17  September 25  September 28  October 1  October 4  October 12  October 15  October 22 

OPPONENT                    @ FC Dallas      vs. Sporting KC      vs. Colorado Rapids*    @ Seattle Sounders FC    @ Portland Timbers    vs. LA Galaxy      vs. Houston Dynamo    @ Colorado Rapids    vs. Vancouver Whitecaps    @ Toronto FC      @ Philadelphia Union    @ San Jose Earthquakes*     vs. San Jose Earthquakes    vs. Seattle Sounders FC     @ Sporting KC      @ Columbus Crew    @ New England Revolution   vs. Real Salt Lake     vs. New York Red Bulls     @Rochester Rhinos**     @ Chivas USA       @ LA Galaxy       vs. New York Red Bulls**    vs. Portland Timbers     vs. Manchester United +    vs. Philadelphia Union     @ Vancouver Whitecaps     @ New York Red Bulls     vs. DC United       vs. Toronto FC       vs. Colorado Rapids    vs. Richmond Kickers**     @ San Jose Earthquakes     vs. CD Guadalajara+     vs. Chivas USA       vs. New England Revolution     @ Real Salt Lake    @ Houston Dynamo    @ Seattle Sounders FC**     vs. FC Dallas       @. DC United       vs. Columbus Crew   

RESULT/TIME (CT)  1‐1 D      3‐2 W      2‐1 W        1‐2 L    2‐4 L      1‐2 L      1‐1 D        1‐1 D    0‐0 D      2‐2 D      1‐2 L      2‐2 D (5‐4 PK)    2‐2 D      0‐0 D      0‐0 D      1‐0 W      1‐1 D      0‐0 D      1‐1 D      1‐0 W      1‐1 D      1‐2 L      4‐0 W      0‐1 L      1‐3 L      1‐1 D      2‐4 L      2‐2 D      1‐1 D      2‐0 W      2‐0 W      2‐1 W      0‐2 L      0‐1 L      3‐2 W      3‐2 W      3‐0 W      3:00pm  9:00pm   7:30pm  6:30pm  7:30pm 

GOAL SCORERS                  LEAGUE RECORD  Chaves         0‐0‐1  Chaves, Puerari, Pappa    1‐0‐1  Puerari, Anibaba     ‐  Chaves        1‐1‐1  own goal, Pappa      1‐2‐1  Oduro        1‐3‐1  Chaves        1‐3‐2  Pappa        1‐3‐3  ‐        1‐3‐4  Pappa, Barouch      1‐3‐5  Oduro        1‐4‐5  Barouch, Cuesta      ‐  Oduro, Gibbs      1‐4‐6  ‐        1‐4‐7  ‐        1‐4‐8  Nazarit        2‐4‐8  Oduro        2‐4‐9  ‐        2‐4‐10  Pappa        2‐4‐11      ‐  Chaves    Oduro        2‐4‐12  Nazarit        2‐5‐12    Oduro, Cuesta, Barouch (2)  ‐  ‐        2‐6‐12  Gibbs        ‐  Pardo        2‐6‐13  Oduro, Barouch      2‐7‐13  Oduro, Grazzini      2‐7‐14  Grazzini       2‐7‐15  Oduro, Gargan      3‐7‐15  Oduro, Gibbs      4‐7‐15  Grazzini, Oduro      ‐  ‐        4‐8‐15  ‐        ‐  Gibbs, OG, Oduro    5‐8‐15  Grazzini, Oduro, Nyarko    6‐8‐15  Pappa (3)      7‐8‐15 

  *U.S. Open Cup qualifying; **U.S. Open Cup, +Friendly 

    

 

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CHICAGO FIRE ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 6 7 15 19 99 1 89 30 88 3 5 10 9 25 28 23 29 14 8 11 16 24 12 17 27 13 21

Player Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Orr Barouch Corben Bone Diego Chaves Jon Conway Yamith Cuesta Alec Dufty Gabriel Ferrari Dan Gargan Cory Gibbs Sebastián Grazzini Baggio Husidic Sean Johnson Steven Kinney Josip Mikulic Cristian Nazarit Patrick Nyarko Dominic Oduro Daniel Paladini Marco Pappa Pari Pantazopolous Logan Pause Pavel Pardo Victor Pineda Gonzalo Segares Mike Videira

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

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

Wt. 170 160 190 149 150 215 195 200 185 175 180 165 180 217 175 185 170 165 160 165 155 175 155 150 140 162 180

Birth date 10/18/1988 10/20/1984 11/29/1991 09/16/1988 02/14/1986 05/06/1977 04/17/1989 03/11/1987 09/01/1988 12/14/1982 01/14/1980 01/25/1981 05/19/1987 05/31/1989 10/28/1987 04/12/1986 08/13/1990 01/15/1986 08/13/1985 11/11/1984 11/15/1987 09/14/1988 08/22/1981 07/26/1976 03/15/1993 10/13/1982 01/06/1986

Hometown Davis, CA Washington, D.C. Woodland Hills, CA Plano, Texas Montevideo, Uruguay Media, PA Turbo, Colombia Raleigh, NC New York, NY Philadelphia, PA Fort Lauderdale, FL Rosario, Argentina Libertyville, IL Lilburn, GA Norcross, GA Ljubuski, Yugoslavia Cali, Colombia Kumasi, Ghana Pramso, Ghana Northridge, CA Guatemala City Mt. Prospect, IL Hillsborough, NC Guadalajara, Mexico Bolingbrook, IL San Jose, Costa Rica Milford, MA

College Status North Carolina SIU – Edwardsville -Wake Forest -Int. Rutgers -Int. Evansville -Georgetown Brown University -Int. UIC Central Florida Elon University -Int. -Int. Virginia Tech Virginia Commonwealth Cal State Northridge -Int. -North Carolina -Int. -Virginia Commonwealth Duke

CHICAGO FIRE NUMERICAL ROSTER AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE No. 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 88 89 99

Player Jon Conway Dan Gargan Cory Gibbs Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Dominic Oduro Baggio Husidic Sebastian Grazzini Daniel Paladini Logan Pause Gonzalo Segares Patrick Nyarko Orr Barouch Marco Pappa Pavel Pardo Corben Bone Mike Videira Josip Mikulic Pari Pantazopolous Sean Johnson Victor Pineda Steven Kinney Cristian Nazarit Alec Dufty Gabriel Ferrari Yamith Cuesta Diego Chaves

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Pronunciation

Jah-LEEL Ah-Nee-Bah-Bah

WHO-sid-ICH GRASS-ee-knee

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

MICK-ooh-Lich Pay-REE Pant-a-zop-o-los

Chris-Tee-Ahn Nas-a-reet

Jah-MEET CHA-vez

Technical Director & Interim Head Coach: Frank Klopas First Assistant Coach: Leo Percovich Assistant Coach: Larry Sunderland Goalkeeper Coach: Aron Hyde Soccer Fitness Specialist: Tony Jouaux

Place of Birth Media, PA Philadelphia, PA Plantation, FL Fontana, CA Washington, D.C. Accra, Ghana Velika Kladusa, Bosnia Rosario, Argentina Northridge, CA Hillsborough, NC San Jose, Costa Rica Kumasi, Ghana Haifa, Israel Guatemala City, Guatemala Guadalajara, Mexico Plano, Texas Milford, MA Ljubuški, Bosnia-Herzegovina Athens, Greece Lilburn, GA Chicago, IL Norcross, GA Cali, Colombia Binghamton, NY New York, NY Turbo, Colombia Montevideo, Uruguay

Last Team Toronto FC Toronto FC New England Revolution University of North Carolina Chicago Fire Houston Dynamo Chicago Fire CA All Boys (ARG) Carolina Railhawks (USSF D-2) Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Tigres (MEX) Chicago Fire Club America (MEX) Chicago Fire AC St. Louis (USSF D-2) NK Zagreb (CRO) Zakynthos (GRE) Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Independiente Santa Fe (COL) AC St. Louis (USSF D-2) FC Wohlen (SUI) Chivas USA Nacional (URU)

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

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#6 JALIL ANIBABA – 2011: 25 GP/24 0 GS, 0G, 1A in 2148 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 20 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/17/11 vs. LA (89’) st th  Drafted in 1 round, 13 overall of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft  Named 2011 MLS Combine MVP  Scored first professional goal in 2-1 win vs. COL in U.S. Open Cup play-in match 3/30/11 in Peoria, IL #7 – MIKE BANNER – 2011: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 5 min., 09/18/10 @ RSL in 1-0 loss LAST MLS GOAL: 08/01/10 @ LA (19’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/12/09 @ RSL (Rolfe 44’)  Enters his fifth season with the Fire and MLS  Started nine of 18 games he appeared in 2010  Reached a career season high in minutes played with 1019 in 2010 #15–ORR BAROUCH – 2011: 25 GP/2 GS, 1G, 0A in 591 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 13 min., 09/25/11 vs. NE in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: 08/07/11 @ VAN (80’) LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS first team match  Joined Fire on loan from Tigres UANL of Mexico for 2011 season  Israeli citizen and U.S. green card holder #19–CORBEN BONE – 2011: 9 GP/6 GS, 0G, 1A in 452 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 9 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win 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 #99 – DIEGO CHAVES – 2011: 25 GP/16 GS, 4G, 1A in 1431 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 24 min., 09/25/11 vs. NE in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: 04/23/11 vs. HOU (18’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/17/11 vs. CHV (Oduro 85’)  Became first Fire player to score in his first three MLS appearances with goal @ SEA on 4/9/2011  Joined Fire from Uruguayan giants Nacional #1 – JON CONWAY – 2011: 6 GP/6 GS, 0 W, 1 SO in 540 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 05/21/11 @ PHI in 2-1 loss LAST MLS WIN: 04/09/10 vs. RSL LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 05/07/10 vs. VAN (0-0 draw)  Only player on 2011 Fire roster to win MLS Cup (San Jose 2001, 03)  Oldest player on 2011 Fire roster at 33 #89 YAMITH CUESTA – 2011: 19 GP/18 GS, 0G, 0A in 1610 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 45 min., 09/17/11 vs. CHV in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored a first team MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/10/09 with CHV vs. KC (Braun, 71) #30 – ALEC DUFTY – 2011: 0 GP/0 GS, 0 W, 0 SO LAST MLS MATCH: Played 82 min., 04/11/2009 @ HOU in 0-0 draw  Signed with Fire 03/02/11 as developmental goalkeeper  Spent the 2010 season with USSF Division 2’s AC St. Louis #88 – GABRIEL FERRARI – 2011: 3 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 17 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 8 min., 06/26/11 vs. NY in 1-1 draw LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS first team match  Signed with Serie A side Sampdoria in 2007 at the age of 18  Member of U.S. squad at 2007 FIFA U20 World Championships  Born in New York City to an Italian father and Brazilian mother #3 – DAN GARGAN – 2011: 23 GP/19 GS, 1G, 0A in 1681 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 78 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 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  Played with Fire goalkeeper Jon Conway in Toronto

#5 – CORY GIBBS – 2011: 23 GP/23 GS, 3G, 0A in 1933 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/17/11 vs. CHV (2’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/24/09 vs. DC (Davis 63’)  Played and started in 25 matches during 2010 with the New England Revolution – a career high in MLS  Has appeared in 19 matches for the U.S. Men’s National  Previously played with PSV Eindhoven (NED), St. Pauli (GER) and ADO Den Haag (NED) #10 – SEBASTIAN GRAZZINI – 2011: 9 GP/9 GS, 3G, 4A in 600 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 25 min., 09/25/11 vs. NE in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/25/11 vs. NE (5’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/25/11 vs. NE (Oduro 9’)  Signed on a free transfer on July 13, 2011  Last played for Club Atletico All Boys in the Argentine Primera Division #9 – BAGGIO HUSIDIC – 2011: 16 GP/8 GS, 0G, 1A in 726 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 65 min. 09/25/11 vs. NE in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: 10/23/10 @ CHV (93+) LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/28/11 vs. SJ (Gibbs 80’) rd  Finished 3 on team in goals in 2010 behind Pappa (7) & McBride (6)  Appeared in a career high 22 matches in 2010  Born in Bosnia, moved with family to Chicago area during the war in Yugoslavia #25 – SEAN JOHNSON – 2011: 24 GP/24 GS, 7W, 7SO in 2160 min LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS WIN: 09/28/11 vs. RSL LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 09/28/11 vs. RSL (3-0 win)  Earned U.S. Men’s National Team debut 1/22/11 vs. Chile in LA  Member of Generation adidas program  Youngest player to appear in goal for the Chicago Fire #28 – STEVEN KINNEY – 2011: 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 #23 – JOSIP MIKULIC – 2011: 12 GP/11 GS, 0G, 0A in 935 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 70 min., 09/28/11 vs. RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: Has not scored in an MLS first team match LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS first team match  Came up through NK Zagreb youth system with fellow teammate Marko Maric  Was a member of the Croatian U19 Men’s National Team #29 – CRISTIAN NAZARIT – 2011: 12 GP/6 GS, 2G, 0A in 624 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 1 min., 08/21/11 vs. TOR in 2-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 07/09/11 @ LA (62’) LAST MLS ASSIST: Has not assisted in an MLS first team match  Signed with the club from Independiente Santa Fe on May 4, 2011  Colombian youth international at the U17 and U20 levels  Played with current Fire teammate Yamith Cuesta in 2009 South American U20 World Cup qualifying #14 – PATRICK NYARKO – 2011: 26 GP/21 GS, 1G, 8A in 1957 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 81 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/25/11 vs. NE (30’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/28/11 @ RSL (Pappa 9’)  2010 team leader in assists with 10, a career high  Has appeared in 57 of 60 regular season matches from 2009-10  Can play as a second striker or on either wing

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  #8 – DOMINIC ODURO – 2011: 29 GP/25 GS, 11G, 2A in 2301 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/25/2011 vs. NE 9’ LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/30/11 @ COL (Pappa 43’)  Scored first goal for the Fire on 4/17/11 vs. LA  Was a teammate of Gonzalo Segares at Virginia Commonwealth in 2004  Has previous MLS experience with Houston, New York and Dallas #11 – DANIEL PALADINI – 2011: 19 GP/14 GS, 0G, 1A in 1277 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win 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 #24 – PARI PANTAZOPOULOS – 2011: 0 GP/0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min LAST MLS MATCH: Has yet to play in an MLS first team match  Emerged as the club’s Open Tryout winner to become the first player to win the tryout to join the first team  Started his professional career with Cypriot club ASIL Lysi  Played in Greece with Zakynthos and, Korinthos  Originally born in Athens, Greece, moved with family to Mt. Prospect, IL in 1998  Grew up a Chicago Fire fan, idolizing the likes of Peter Nowak, Frank Klopas and Roman Kosecki

#13 – GONZALO SEGARES – 2011: 29 GP/29 GS, 0G, 3A in 2603 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/17/11 vs. CHV in 3-2 win LAST MLS GOAL: 04/25/09 @ CLB (88’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/21/11 vs. TOR (Oduro 16’)  Returned to the club in August 2010 after playing for Apollon in Cyprus  With 8, sits second among Fire defenders for most goals all-time for the club behind Lubos Kubik (15)  Has appeared in 13 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 – 2011: 6 GP/5 GS, 0G, 1A in 372 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 25 min., 04/23/11 vs. HOU in 1-1 draw LAST MLS GOAL: Has not score an MLS goal LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/26/11 vs KC (Puerari 40’)  Played with both current teammates Cory Gibbs (New England) and Alec Dufty (AC St. Louis) during 2010  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

 

#16 – MARCO PAPPA – 2011: 26 GP/ 25 GS, 8G, 2A in 2128 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 09/28/11 @ RSL (75’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/13/11 @ NY (Oduro 16’)  Scored a team high seven goals and added five assists in 2010 MLS season  Tallied three game winning goals in 2010  Won MLS Goal of the Year for strike on 4/10/10 vs. SJ  Named to 2010 MLS All-Star Team  Has appeared in 15 matches, scoring two goals for Guatemala #17 – PAVEL PARDO – 2011: 10 GP/10 GS, 1G, 4A in 855 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 08/03/11 vs. PHI (54’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/28/11 vs. RSL (Pappa 36’)  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 #12 – LOGAN PAUSE – 2011: 25 GP/24 GS, 0G, 0A in 2188 min. LAST MLS MATCH: Played 90 min., 09/28/11 @ RSL in 3-0 win LAST MLS GOAL: 05/08/10 @ TOR (51’) LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/23/10 @ CHV (Carr 68’)  Youngest player in Fire history to 200 regular season appearances, sits fourth all-time with 210.  Named 2011 Chicago Fire 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– 2011: 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  A member of the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team

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2011 Chicago Fire Team Lineups 3-19-11 @ FCD, T 1-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Mikulic D Gibbs M Ristic (Nyarko 42’) M Videira (Husidic 62’) M Pause M Pappa M Segares F Puerari F Chaves 1 (Barouch 75’)

4-17-11 vs. LA, L 2-1 GK Conway D Anibaba D Mikulic D Gibbs D Segares M Pappa M Videira (Oduro 59’) 1 M Pause (Nyarko 46’) M Paul F Puerari (Barouch 70’) F Chaves

3-26-11 vs. KC, W 3-2 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Mikulic D Gibbs D Segares M Nyarko (Robinson 89’) M Videira M Pause M Pappa 1 F Puerari 1 (Barouch 74’) F Chaves 1 (Oduro 89’)

4-23-11 vs. HOU, T 1-1 GK Conway D Anibaba (Robinson 76’) D Cuesta D Mikulic D Segares M Nyarko M Husidic (Videira 65’) M Pause M Pappa F Chaves 1 F Oduro (Puerari 82’)

3-30-11 US Open Cup Qualifier vs. COL, W 2-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba 1 D Cuesta (Robinson 60’) D Gibbs D Segares M Nyarko M Videira M Pause M Paul F Puerari 1 F Chaves (Barouch 90’)

4-30-11 @ COL, T 1-1 GK Conway D Anibaba D Cuesta D Mikulic (Robinson 37’) D Segares M Oduro M Puerari (Nyarko 89’) M Paladini M Bone (Barouch 74’) M Pappa 1 F Chaves

4-9-11 @ SEA, L 2-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Robinson D Gibbs D Segares (Oduro 83’) M Nyarko (Barouch 89’) M Videira M Pause M Pappa F Puerari F Chaves 1

5-7-11 vs. VAN, T 0-0 GK Conway D Anibaba D Cuesta D Mikulic D Segares M Oduro M Puerari (Ristic 84’) M Paladini M Bone (Husidic 74’) M Pappa F Chaves

4-14-11 @ POR, L 4-2 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Robinson D Gibbs D Segares M Nyarko M Videira (Maric 56+’, Barouch 64’) M Pause M Pappa 2 F Puerari (Oduro 57’) F Chaves 5-14-11 @ TOR, T 2-2 GK Conway D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro (Ristic 93+’) M Puerari (Barouch 58’) 1 M Paladini M Bone M Pappa 1 F Chaves (Husidic 91+’)

5-24-11 5-21-11 US Open Cup Qualifier @ PHI, L 2-1 @ SJ, T 2-2 (5-4 PK) GK Conway GK Johnson D Cuesta D Anibaba (Oduro 46’) D Gibbs D Robinson (Gibbs 88’) D Ristic D Cuesta 1 D Segares D Segares M Oduro 1 M Husidic (Puerari 60’) M Ristic M Paladini M Paladini M Pause M Bone (Pause 60’) M Pappa M Pappa F Chaves (Barouch 56+’) F Nazarit F Puerari (Barouch 46’) 1

5-28-11 vs. SJ, T 2-2 GK Johnson D Ristic D Cuesta D Gibbs 1 D Segares M Oduro 1 (Puerari 81’) M Paladini (Husidic 76’) M Pause M Pappa F Nazarit F Chaves (Barouch 74’)

6-4-11 vs. SEA, T 0-0 GK Johnson D Ristic D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro M Paladini M Pause M Bone (Puerari 67’) F Nazarit (Barouch 67’) F Chaves (Nyarko 54’)

6-9-11 @ KC, T 0-0 GK Johnson D Ristic D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro M Paladini M Pause M Puerari (Chaves 71’) M Bone (Nyarko 56’) F Nazarit (Barouch 78’)

6-12-11 @ CLB, W 1-0 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro M Husidic (Paladini 84’) M Pause M Nyarko F Chaves (Nazarit 79’) F Puerari (Barouch 67’)

6-22-11 vs. RSL, T 0-0 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro M Husidic (Bone 80’) M Paladini M Nyarko F Chaves (Ferrari 86’) F Barouch (Pappa 70’)

6-26-11 vs. NY, T 1-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Pappa (Ferrari 82’) 1 M Husidic (Bone 69’) M Paladini M Nyarko F Oduro F Barouch (Chaves 58’)

6-28-11 U.S. Open Cup @ ROC, W 1-0 GK Johnson D Ristic D Mikulic D Robinson (Anibaba 49’) D Pantazopoulos M Ferrari (Nyarko 46’) M Paladini M Videira M Bone F Chaves 1 F Nazarit

6-18-11 @ NE, T 1-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Oduro 1 M Husidic (Paladini 74’) M Pause M Nyarko F Chaves (Barouch 63’) F Nazarit (Ferrari 85’)

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  7-2-11 @ CHV, T 1-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba D Cuesta D Gibbs (Mikulic 62’) D Segares M Pappa (Nazarit 64’) M Pause M Husidic M Nyarko F Chaves (Barouch 74’) F Oduro 1

7-9-11 @ LA, L 2-1 GK Johnson D Anibaba (Chaves 78’) D Cuesta D Gibbs D Segares M Pappa (Barouch 82’) M Pause M Paladini M Nyarko (Ristic 95+’) F Nazarit 1 F Oduro 8-7-11 8-3-11 @ VAN, L 4-2 vs. PHI, T 1-1 GK Johnson GK Johnson D Pause D Pause D Mikulic D Mikulic D Cuesta D Gibbs (Anibaba 6’) D Segares D Segares M Paladini (Husidic 70’) M Paladini M Pardo M Pardo 1 M Pappa (Barouch 56’) M Pappa M Grazzini (Nazarit 56’) M Grazzini (Nazarit 66’) M Nyarko M Nyarko (Chaves 82’) F Oduro 1 F Oduro 8-27-11 vs. COL, W 2-0 GK Johnson D Gargan D Gibbs 1 D Anibaba D Segares M Pappa M Pardo (Paladini 46’) M Pause M Grazzini F Nyarko (Barouch 76’) F Oduro 1 (Husidic 89’)

7-12-11 7-16-11 U.S. Open Cup vs. POR, L 1-0 vs. NY,W 4-0 GK Johnson GK Johnson D Anibaba D Anibaba D Cuesta D Cuesta 1 D Gibbs D Mikulic D Segares D Segares M Pappa M Pappa (Chaves 66’) M Pause (Ristic 88’) M Pause M Paladini (Barouch 46’) M Paladini M Nyarko M Nyarko (Husidic 66’) F Nazarit F Nazarit (Barouch 46’) F2 Oduro F Oduro 1 8-13-11 @ NY, T 2-2 GK Johnson D Gargan D Cuesta D Anibaba D Segares M Pappa (Nazarit 73’) M Pardo M Pause M Grazzini 1(Chaves 67’) F Nyarko (Barouch 56’) F Oduro 1

8-30-11 U.S. Open Cup vs. RIC, W 2-1 GK Johnson D Gargan D Gibbs D Anibaba D Segares M Pappa M Paladini M Pause M Grazzini 1 (Husidic 46’) F Nyarko F Oduro 1 (Chaves 87’)

9-10-11 @ SJ, L 2-0 GK Johnson D Pause D Gibbs D Anibaba D Gargan M Pappa (Barouch 72’) M Pardo M Husidic (Chaves 60’) M Grazzini F Nyarko F Oduro

7-23-11 WF Challenge vs. MAN UTD, L 3-1 GK Johnson (Conway 46’) D Anibaba (Videira 88’) D Cuesta (Mikulic 46’) D Gibbs (Robinson 88’) D Segares (Pantazopoulos 88’) M Pappa (Grazzini 62’) M Pause (Husidic 46’) M Paladini (Bone 88’) M Nyarko (Chaves 79’) F Nazarit (Barouch 46’) F Oduro (Ristic 72’)

8-18-11 8-21-11 vs. DC, T 1-1 vs. TOR, W 2-0 GK Johnson GK Johnson D Gargan D Gargan 1 D Cuesta D Gibbs D Anibaba D Anibaba D Segares D Segares M Pappa (Chaves 86’) M Pappa (Barouch 73’) M Pardo M Pardo M Pause M Pause M Grazzini 1 (Paladini 72’)M Grazzini (Nazarit 89’) F Nyarko (Barouch 86’) F Nyarko F Oduro F Oduro 1 (Husidic 91’+) 9-14-11 9-17-11 FRIENDLY vs. CHV, 3-2 vs. CDG, L 1-0 GK Johnson GK Johnson (Conway 46’) D Anibaba D Anibaba (Gargan 46’) D Mikulic (Paladini 80’) D Mikulic D Gibbs 1 D Gibbs (Cuesta 46’) D Segares D Segares (Pantazopoulos 46’) M Pappa (Chaves 80’) M Pappa (Barouch 46’) M Pardo M Pardo (Videira 46’) M Grazzini (Cuesta 46’) M Pause (Pineda 46’) M Pause M Husidic (Paladini 46’) F Nyarko F Oduro 1 M Nyarko (Nazarit 46’) F Chaves (Gulley 76’)

9-28-11 9-25-11 vs.RSL, @ NE, W 3-23-2 GK Johnson D Gargan (Videira 78’) D Mikulic (Anibaba 70’) D Anibaba Gibbs D Segares M Pappa 3 M Pardo M Grazzini Paladini 1 (Husidic 25’) M Pause F Nyarko 1 (Bone (Chaves 81’) 66’) F Oduro 1 (Barouch 77’)

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Jon Conway Dan Gargan Calen Carr Kwame Watson-Siriboe Cory Gibbs Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Dominic Oduro Baggio Husidic Nery Castillo Sebastian Grazzini Daniel Paladini Logan Pause Gonzalo Segares Patrick Nyarko Orr Barouch Marco Pappa Davis Paul Pavel Pardo Gaston Puerari Corben Bone Michael Videira Marko Maric Josip Mikulic Pari Pantazopoulos Sean Johnson Victor Pineda Steven Kinney Cristian Nazarit Alec Dufty Dasan Robinson Bratislav Ristic Gabriel Ferrari Yamith Cuesta Diego Chaves 1

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17 90M 90D 90M 27

21

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10

28

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90M 90M 90D 89M 8 82M

45M 88M 90D 90M 45 90M

90D 90D

90D 78D

25 26 27 28 29 30 TOR COL SJ CHV NE RSL 2-0 2-0 0-2 3-2 3-2 3-0

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90D 90D 90D 37D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 20

67M 72M 18 90M 90D 86F 4 86M 90M 90D 56F 34 73M

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9 12

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82F 90M 90M 89M 90M 81M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 89F 89F 90F 90F 77F 90F 65M 16 1 60M 14 84M 73M 80M 69M 90M 20 1 1 60M 65

90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90M 1 16 32 90M 90M 90M 90M

90F 74F 90F 45F 70F 8 89M 84M 58M 30 74M 74M 90M 60M 63M 90M 90M 45M 59M 25 19 90D 90D 37D 90D

85F

26

90F 90F 24

8

34

17

90D 90D 90D 23 4

1

30

45 10

24

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90M 78M 78F 11

1 90D 90D 14 53 43M 6 1 90D 90D 90D 90D 1 2 5 4 8 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 62D 90D 63D 76F 89F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 89F 45F 74F 54F 19 79F 63F 86F 32 74F 12

90G 90G 90G 90G

90D 90D

90M 90M 47 14 90F

27

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 6D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 76D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 78D 90D 84

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DAL KC SEA POR LA HOU COL VAN TOR PHI SJ SEA KC CLB NE RSL NY CHV LA POR PHI VAN NY DC 1-1 3-2 1-2 2-4 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-0 2-2 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-4 2-2 1-1 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90D 90D

CHICAGO FIRE

"00" = 100 minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position Played for other teams: Dan Gargan played 1063 minutes for TOR

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log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 03/19/2011 03/26/2011 04/09/2011 04/14/2011 04/17/2011 04/23/2011 04/30/2011 05/07/2011 05/14/2011 05/21/2011 05/28/2011 06/04/2011 06/09/2011 06/12/2011 06/18/2011 06/22/2011 06/26/2011 07/02/2011 07/09/2011 07/16/2011 08/03/2011 08/07/2011 08/13/2011 08/18/2011 08/21/2011 08/27/2011 09/10/2011 09/17/2011 09/25/2011 09/28/2011

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DAL 1 KC 2 SEA 2 POR 4 LA 2 HOU 1 COL 1 VAN 0 TOR 2 PHI 2 SJ 2 SEA 0 KC 0 CLB 0 NE 1 RSL 0 NY 1 CHV 1 LA 2 POR 1 PHI 1 VAN 4 NY 2 DC 1 TOR 0 COL 0 SJ 2 CHV 2 NE 2 RSL 0

T W L L L T T T T L T T T W T T T T L L T L T T W W L W W W 92+

Pappa 4 (unassisted) 63; Barouch 1 (Bone 1) 75 Oduro 2 (Segares 2) 67 Oduro 3 (unassisted) 56; Gibbs 1 (Husidic 1) 80

Nazarit 1 (unassisted) Oduro 4 (Nyarko 2) 32 Pappa 5 (unassisted) 58 Oduro 5 (Nyarko 3) 26 Nazarit 2 (Nyarko 4) 62

Pardo 1 (unassisted) 54 Oduro 6 (Grazzini 1) 23; Barouch 2 (Nyarko 5) 80 Oduro 7 (Nyarko 6, Pappa 2) 16; Grazzini 1 (unassisted) Grazzini 2 (unassisted) 59 Oduro 8 (Segares 3) 16; Gargan 1 (Pardo 1) 69 Oduro 9 (Pardo 2) 17; Gibbs 2 (Grazzini 2, Pardo 3) 36

Gibbs 3 (Grazzini 3) 2; own goal (Angel) 26; Oduro 10 (Nyarko 7, Chaves 1) 85 Grazzini 3 (penalty kick) 5; Oduro 11 (Grazzini 4) 9; Nyarko 1 (unassisted) 30 Pappa 6 (Paladini 1, Nyarko 8) 9; Pappa 7 (Pardo 4) 36; Pappa 8 (unassisted) 75

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Chaves 1 (unassisted) 17 Chaves 2 (penalty kick) 34; Puerari 1 (Videira 1, Pappa 1) 40; Pappa 1 (unassisted) 59 Chaves 3 (Nyarko 1, Puerari 1) 8 own goal (Brunner) 66; Pappa 2 (Oduro 1) 81 Oduro 1 (Anibaba 1) 89 Chaves 4 (unassisted) 18 Pappa 3 (Oduro 2, Puerari 2) 43

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Player

CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI

Jon Conway Dan Gargan Kwame Watson-Siriboe Cory Gibbs Jalil Anibaba Mike Banner Dominic Oduro Baggio Husidic Sebastian Grazzini Dan Paladini Logan Pause Gonzalo Segares Patrick Nyarko Orr Barouch Marco Pappa Davis Paul Gaston Puerari Corben Bone Michael Videira Marko Maric Josip Mikulic Pari Pantazopoulos Sean Johnson Victor Pineda Steven Kinney Cristian Nazarit Alec Dufty Dasan Robinson Bratislav Ristic Gabriel Ferrari Yamith Cuesta Diego Chaves

U.S. OPEN CUP 1R 03/30/2011 3R 05/24/2011 R16 06/28/2011 QF 07/12/2011 SF 08/30/2011

vs at at vs vs

41 90F 24

90D

OPEN CUP R16 QF ROCH NY 1-0 4-0

32 45D 15

U.S. 3R SJ 2-2

75

90M

45

120M 120M 120D

90M 90M 90D 66M 45 66M

75 120M

90G

45F

90D 90D 90G

45F

75M 90M

120G

90F

90D

120F

49D 90D 45M

90G

31

88D 120M

90D 24

120D

COL 1 W SJ 2 T (5-4 pens) ROCHTR 0 W NY 0 W RICHMD 1 W

90M

59D 89F

90M

90M 90F

90M 90D 90M 1

90D 90D

1R COL 2-1

Puerari (Chaves) 45; Anibaba (Pause) 61 Barouch (Segares) 61; Cuesta (unassisted) 76 Chaves (unassisted) 37 Oduro (Nazarit) 7; Cuesta (Paladini) 48 ; Barouch (unassisted) 51; Barouch (Chaves) 69 Grazzini (penalty kick) 32; Oduro (Nyarko) 61

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90G

90M

87F 45 45M 90M 90M 90D 90F

90D 90D

90D

SF RICH 2-1

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