The 2012 MLS Playoffs kick off tonight with the Chicago Fire playing host to the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park (9pm, ESPN2).
The Dynamo are the road team, but enter the match with a wealth of experience. An MLS Cup finalist in 2011, the Dynamo struggled to find consistency late in the season. They still have the weapons to make another run, led by star midfielders Brad Davis and Oscar Boniek Garcia.
The Fire slipped into the knockout round after challenging for first place in the East just a month ago. Their late-season results weren’t the best, but they still boast several dangerous attacking players, such as Chris Rolfe and Patrick Nyarko, as well as rookie of the year favorite Austin Berry.
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Enjoy the action.