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  • September 15, 2012
  • • 20:40
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 17691
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Montreal Impact

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Montreal Impact

Marco Di Vaio has the longest active goal-scoring streak alive in MLS, and he'll need to keep it going to move Montreal into a playoff spot against the speedy Fire.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); DF Steven Kinney (R groin pain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Daniel Paladini (R calf pain)
Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Ferrari, Nesta, Rivas, Brovsky; Bernier, Warner; Arnaud, Felipe, Neagle; Di Vaio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Justin Mapp (L hamstring pull)

PROBABLE: DF Alessandro Nesta (R knee strain); FW Eduardo Sebrango (L shoulder separation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These clubs opened the 2012 season against each other, when nearly 59,000 witnessed a 1-1 draw at Olympic Stadium.
  • The only player from either of these teams on the top 25 selling jerseys in MLS is Arne Friedrich, sliding in at 25th.
  • Marco Di Vaio has scored in three straight games, adding four goals total.
  • Chicago's Designated Player, Alex, opened his MLS account with the clincher in the 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 2.
  • The Fire are second in the East. The Impact are two spots out of a playoff position, in seventh.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Montreal Impact

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Montreal Impact MON
Montreal Impact Montreal Impact
37%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
Montreal Impact MON
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
Montreal Impact MON
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
Montreal Impact MON

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