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Houston has never scored a first-half goal against the New England Revolution.
Several players were missing from both clubs due to international duty.
Brian Ching (Houston) - United States
Pat Onstad (Houston) - Canada
Dwayne De Rosario (Houston) - Canada
Kenny Mansally (New England) - Gambia
Khano Smith (New England) - Bermuda
Shalrie Joseph (New England) - Grenada
This is the innaugural match at Rio Tinto Stadium.
This matchup between the Fire and Revolution is a rematch from last year's Eastern Conference Finals where the Revolution won and advanced to the MLS Cup where they eventually lost for the second straight season to the Houston Dynamo.