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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Sporting Kansas City

Chicago could put itself into a playoff spot with a win, while Kansas City needs those points to stay in contention for top spot in the East.

By Keith Hickey

Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
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Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Tornaghi; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Duka; Rolfe, Magee.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Logan Pause (SI dysfunction), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
Sporting Kansas City (4-2-3-1): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler Ellis; Olum, Rosell; Saad, Zusi, Kamara; Bieler.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago is sixth in the Eastern Conference, with 21 points from 16 games, tied with the New England Revolution.
  • With a win, the Fire could push themselves into the playoff spots at the expense of the Houston Dynamo. The Orange are two points ahead with one more game played.
  • Kansas City is up in fourth, with 27 points from 18. Kansas City has an identical record to the Philadelphia Union, but with fewer goals scored.
  • Mike Magee has scored four goals and assisted two in his five games since joining Chicago. In his 11th professional season, he's scored 10 goals in the year, a career high. His previous single-season best was seven, in his 2003 rookie campaign with New York.
  • These teams have already met once this season, playing to a scoreless drawn on March 16 at Sporting Park.


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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-08-23 Chicago Fire 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-07-07 Chicago Fire 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-03-16 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Chicago Fire 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-28 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-06-29 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Chicago Fire 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13G. SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
1Alec KannGoalkeeper
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
4Kevin EllisDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
Results
 
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Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
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Sporting Kansas City
4 1