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Dynamo in playoff hunt, need win vs. Fire

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2020, 08:40 GMT+10

Something figures to give Wednesday night when the Chicago Fire play host to the Houston Dynamo in a battle between two teams struggling to get a win.

Chicago (2-7-3, 9 points) owns the worst record in MLS and has gone five games without a win, while Houston (3-3-6, 15 points) has not won in three straight matches.

The Fire are coming off a 4-1 loss to Orlando City SC in a game where they had two goals called back after video review, as well as hitting the post twice. The game summed up the season so far for Chicago.

"All these little things right now are not going our way," said Chicago coach Raphael Wicky. "Sometimes in life that happens. I don't know why -- I don't have the answer for that. I say the same as what I always do -- we have to keep working at it, but we have to become better in both ends otherwise we will talk all year about that, and at the end of the day it will be a fancy hand."

Despite the recent woes, Houston finds itself still in the hunt for a playoff berth. The Dynamo are coming off a 2-2 draw in their last match with Minnesota.

With 15 points, Houston sits just below a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

In the draw with Minnesota, Houston rallied from two goals down, a positive result for Houston coach Tab Ramos.

"I think it says a lot. It says a lot because I know that at the beginning of the year one of our bigger challenges was the way we put our heads down every time we gave up a goal, and it was the end of the world," said Ramos. "I don't think we are that team anymore. I think we just keep playing and that's what I told the team at halftime."

--Field Level Media

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