Today, Sunday: There will be playoff action in Houston, as the Dynamo welcome Chicago Fire in the first round of the MLS playoffs. After missing the postseason the past three years, Manager Wilmer Cabrera guided Houston from a last-place finish in 2016 to a 12-10-11 mark this season. They take on a Chicago squad that recorded a 16-10-7 campaign. The game can been live on KUBE 57, but those interested in attending BBVA Compass Stadium to see it live can purchase tickets at the gate or go to the team’s website (houstondynamo.com/tickets) to get them ahead of time.
Tomorrow, Monday: State championship dreams become one step closer to realization as the Class 5A and 6A Region III cross country championships will be held at Katie Barr Ross Memorial Park in Huntsville. Friendswood won both the men’s and women’s District 24-6A crown, with Brandon Lantau winning the men’s individual title for the Mustangs, while Clear Falls’ Will Davey finishing second and Friendswood’s Garrett McGregor placing third. In the women’s field. Friendswood’s Faith Brothers and Catherine Sims finished second and third behind Alvin’s Kaytlynn Welsch, who captured the district title.
The state title meet will be held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on November 4.
The Rockets, who opened the season with road wins against the Warriors and Kings, play their second home game when they face Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center beginning at 7:00pm. Houston is hoping point guard Chris Paul will finally make his home debut after he missed Wednesday’s victory over the Kings and Saturday’s home opener against the Mavericks with a bruised left knee. Eric Gordon filled in for Paul on Wednesday and scored 25 points. AT&T Sportsnet will begin its coverage with the pregame show at 6:30pm.
Tuesday: A handful of volleyball matches will be played, as most area schools have already ended their regular season. Friendswood welcomes Oak Ridge in a non-district matchup at 4:30pm, while Dickinson at Clear Brook and Rice Consolidated at La Marque will start at 6:00pm. Elkins will play at Texas City beginning at 6:30pm.
Texas City’s girls will host a swimming meet at Doyle Natatorium beginning at 4:00pm. The meet will see a host of area schools competing as the regular season continues to gain momentum.
Game 1 of the World Series will be played in Los Angeles. Whether the Astros are there will depend if they swept the Yankees in Games 6 and 7 of the American League Championship Series.