Dynamo defeats Chicago 2-0



HOUSTON (Saturday, June 25, 2022) – Houston Dynamo FC earned three points at PNC Stadium after defeating Chicago Fire FC 2-0 this evening. With the victory Houston earned their sixth triumph of the season and tallied their fifth clean sheet in league play.  


The Dynamo took the lead in the 23rd minute off a cross from midfielder Memo Rodriguez. The Dynamo Academy alum found forward Thor Úlfarsson at the far post for his second goal of the season. Úlfarsson brought the ball down with his head inside the box and improvised with a karate-like kick to beat the Fire goalkeeper.  


The Dynamo doubled their lead in the final minute of first half stoppage time after forward Darwin Quintero dribbled past a Chicago defender and beat Gabriel Slonina at the far post. Dynamo defender Adam Lundkvist found the Colombian playmaker at the far post and he scored his sixth goal of the season with a low shot.  


Chicago had the first threat of the game in the third minute following a header from Chris Mueller, the forward’s header just went over the crossbar at the near post.  


Úlfarsson nearly scored the opening goal of the match in the 14th minute off a cross from defender Daniel Steres. The Duke University alum headed the ball over the Fire goalkeeper, but his effort just went wide of the far post.  


Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark was called into action into the 43rd minute to save a shot from Mueller at the near post. Clark finished with four saves against Chicago.  


Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira nearly tallied his seventh goal of the season in the first minute of stoppage time in the first half. The Paraguayan international controlled a ball inside the box and forced a point-blank save from the Fire goalkeeper at the near post.  


Quintero played a through ball for Ferreira in the 56th minute and the Paraguayan international curled a shot inside the near post that was ultimately ruled offside by referee Ismir Pekmic after a VAR review. Ferreira forced a save four minutes later following a pass from Úlfarsson near midfield.  


The Dynamo travel to Oregon on Wednesday to face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park at 9:30 p.m. CT. The match will air live in English on AT&T SportsNet and in Spanish on TeleXitos 47.2. Houston returns to PNC Stadium on Sunday, June 3 to host Charlotte FC at 7:30 p.m. CT.  



Houston Dynamo FC (6-7-3; 21 pts.) 2-0 Chicago Fire FC (3-8-5; 14 pts.) 

MLS Regular Season – Week 16 

PNC Stadium – Houston, Texas 

Attendance: 13,081 








Houston Dynamo FC 

Chicago Fire FC 


HOU: Thor Úlfarsson 2 (unassisted) 23’ 

HOU: Darwin Quintero 6 (Adam Lundkvist 4) 45+2’ 



Houston Dynamo FC: Steve Clark; Adam Lundkvist, Teenage Hadebe, Daniel Steres (Tim Parker 70’), Zeca; Matias Vera, Darwin Cerén, Memo Rodriguez (70’ Tyler Pasher); Darwin Quintero (Adalberto Carrasquilla 73’), Sebas Ferreira (Beto Avila 87’), Thor Úlfarsson (Griffin Dorsey 87’) 


Unused substitutes: Michael Nelson, Thiago, Sam Junqua, Ethan Bartlow 


Total shots: 11 (Thor Úlfarsson and Darwin Quintero tied with 4 each); Shots on goal: 5 (Thor Úlfarsson and Darwin Quintero tied with 2 each); Fouls: 11 (Darwin Cerén, 3); Offside: 3 (Sebastián Ferreira, Beto Avila and Darwin Quintero tied with 1 each); Corner kicks: 5; Saves: 4 (Steve Clark, 4) 


Chicago Fire FC: Gabriel Slonina, Jonathan Bornstein, Rafael Czichos, Carlos Terán, Boris Sekulic, Gastón Giménez, Federico Navarro (Chinonso Offor 80’), Chris Mueller, Brian Gutierrez (Fabian Herbers 46’), Stanislav Ivanov (Jhon Espinoza 59’), Kacper Przybylko (Jhon Duran 67’) 


Unused substitutes: Spencer Richey, Andre Reynolds, Javier Casas, Alex Monis  


Total shots: 17 (Chris Mueller, 6); Shots on goal: 4 (Carlos Terán, Brian Gutierrez, Kacper Przybylko and Fabian Herbers tied with 1 each); Fouls: 14 (Boris Sekulic, Carlos Terán, Federico Navarro, Kacper Przybylko and Jhon Durán tied with 2 each); Offside: 2 (Chinonso Offor and Jhon Durán tied with 1 each); Corner kicks: 4; Saves: 3 (Gabriel Slonina, 3) 



CHI: Federico Navarro (caution; foul) 38’ 

HOU: Daniel Steres (caution; foul) 64’ 

HOU: Darwin Ceren (caution; foul) 79’ 

CHI: Jhon Espinoza (caution; foul) 81’ 

HOU: Tim Parker (caution; delay of game) 90+1’ 



Referee: Ismir Pekmic 

Assistant Referee: Frank Anderson 

Assistant Referee: Tiffini Turpin  

Fourth Official: Brad Jensen 

VAR: Sorin Stoica 


Weather: 95 degrees, clear skies  

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