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HT: Chicago 1 - 1 Houston | Live Updates
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Well it certainly wasn't the most regular first half ever, but it's finally come to an end. After a 70 minute delay due to severe weather in the area around Toyota Park, the Dynamo and Fire got back to work picking up a scoreless match in the 13th minute.

The game quickly picked up pace as Houston took a 1-0 lead in the 24' thanks to a Brian Ching pass put away by Will Bruin. The Fire didn't hesitate to strike back and bring the match back level as a Pavel Pardo free kick in the 27' bounced off of Logan Pause's back and the underside of the crossbar before sneaking passed Tally Hall for a Fire goal.

The rest of the half saw some opportunities for both sides, but the two teams headed to the dressing room tied at 1. 

First half thoughts: 

My first thought is that Jalil Anibaba and Arne Friederich don't look comfortable together at the back, they need more time to get a better feel for playing together. It hasn't been terrible, but needs work. 

Marco Pappa and Sebastian Grazzini have really stepped up their respective games after a brutal showing at Colorado two weeks ago. 

Obviously this is a very abbreviated list of thoughts and recap, more to come in the full post after the final whistle. 

*Note since the game has reached halftime, it can be considered an official game if more inclement weather moves into the area.