Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Will Bruin makes Fire pay
by Paul Kennedy, November 1st, 2012 12:34AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  chicago fire, houston dynamo, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS PLAYOFFS: Chicago-Houston]The defending Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo moved into the semifinals of the conference playoffs with a 2-1 win at the Chicago Fire in Wednesday's play-in game. Will Bruin took advantage of some lax defending to score both goals for the Dynamo, which hosts Sporting Kansas City in Sunday's first leg.

-- Bruin broke free of Jalil Anibaba for an open header in front off Brad Davis' corner kick for the first goal in the 12th minute.

-- Seconds after the start of the second half, Ricardo Clark broke up Gonzalo Segares' pass, and the ball came to Calen Carr, whose pass split the Fire defense, allowing Bruin to beat Sean Johnsoneasily.

-- The Fire finished with 19 shots but could only pull one goal back in the 82th minute when Alex fired a shot under the reach of Houston keeper Tally Hall.

-- Houston is 1-0-2 against Sporting KC in the 2012 regular season and takes a 28-game unbeaten streak in all competitions into the game. The Dynamo completed the fourth unbeaten home season in league history in 2012 with an 11-0-6 home record at new BBVA Compass Stadium.

-- The rebuilt Fire was one of the hottest teams in MLS in the late summer but slumped in the home stretch, finishing with four losses in its last six games.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Play-in Game
Oct. 31 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 1 Houston 2.Goals: Alex (Nyarko) 82; Bruin (Davis) 12, Bruin (Carr) 46.
Chicago --Johnson, Friedrich, Anibaba (Paladini, 75), Berry, Segares, Fernandez, Pardo (Oduro, 61), Pause (Alex, 46), Rolfe, Nyarko, MacDonald.
Houston -- Hall, Boswell, Ashe, Sarkodie, Taylor, Moffat, Carr (Kandji, 78), R.Clark, Davis, Garcia, Bruin (Ching, 78).
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Att.:10,923.

Chicago-Houston Highlights:



1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: November 1, 2012 at 11:42 a.m.
    For 80 minutes the Fire was a team in disarray, and in the last 10 minutes the Dynamo squad was in total panic. As for ref Toledo, another example of swallowing the whistle.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Diego Maradona    
"He must go on because he has it in him and will last for a long ...
What They're Saying: Joe Hart    
"From the bottom of my heart, I'm sorry. I'm an England fan through and through and ...
USL Rewind: Saint Louis rewards another sellout crowd    
As the midpoint of the season approaches, there's a good mix of elite teams and those ...
MLS Power Rankings: Colorado stays on top    
A few teams in the top 10 of Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings changed places, but ...
Copa Centenario: How U.S. players rated    
The USA's performance at the 2016 Copa Centenario was a mixed bag, as reflected by how ...
Video Pick: Gio and Manneh lead MLS golazos    
Giovani dos Santos' pinpoint header off a Steven Gerrard cross and Kekuta Manneh's 19-yard shot after ...
Euro 2016: Results & schedule    
After the round of 16, Euro 2016 breaks for three days before the quarterfinals, which will ...
TV Report: Centenario final draws 9.9 million viewers    
The Copa Centenario final between Argentina and Chile was watched by 6,900,000 million viewers on Univision ...
Video Pick: Explaining the Rise of Iceland    
Sixteen years ago, Iceland, a nation of 325,000, came up with a master player development plan. ...
NWSL Rewind: Flash flood of goals ties record    
The Western New York Flash tied an NWSL record when it beat the Boston Breakers, 7-1. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives