It's been a long winter but I am finally back at Toyota Park. I've made my way into the pressbox and found my new seat, and aside from the concrete wall to my left, it's a great view. Ryan has made his way down to field level to set up his camera equipment, and I'm sure he's hoping it doesn't pour on him. 

I find myself sitting up here typing this post and stopping every couple words to look up at the beauty that is Toyota Park. There have been a lot of changes to the stadium decor during the offseason and the park has never looked better.

On to today's match vs Houston Dynamo. The Fire starting XI will see Sean Johnson back in the net with newcomer Arne Friederich, Dan Gargan, Jalil Anibaba, and Gonzalo Segares in front of him. Marco Pappa, Pavel Pardo, Sebastian Grazzini and research canadian propecia captain, Logan Pause will hold down the midfield. Patrick Nyarko and Dominic Oduro will be up top for head man Frank Klopas today. 

Houston will send Tally Hall into the net, with Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, and Jermaine Taylor in front of him. Je-Vaugn Watson, Nathan Sturgis, Luiz Camargo and Corey Ashe will patrol the center of the park, and captain Brian Ching will pair with Will Bruin up front for manager, Dominic Kinnear. 

The Fire subs will be: Paolo Tornaghi, Austin Berry, Hunter Jumper, Daniel Paladini, Rafael Robayo, Orr Barouch, and Federico Puppo. 

Dynamo subs are: Tyler Deric, Warren Creavalle, Kofi Sarkodie, Alex Dixon, Calen Carr, Macoumba Kandji, and Cam Weaver.

Houston come in at 2-1-0 with 6 pts and the Fire are filling all columns at 1-1-1 and 4 pts. 

The referee tonight will be Geoff Campbell with assistants Anthony Vasoli and Peter Balciunas, the 4th official will be Drew Fischer. 

That's all for now, if you can't make it out to Toyota Park tonight make sure you stay tuned into our Twitter page for match updates, and check back at halftime for a report on the first half of play.