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  • May 9, 2012
  • • 20:40
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Real Salt Lake

Chicago hosts RSL with half as many points and without a win at home over Real since 2009.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Anibaba, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa; Nyarko, Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Reynish; Beltran, Olave, Schuler, Wingert; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Gil, Steele; Espindola, Paulo Jr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The away side tends to fare better in this particular matchup. Real hasn't lost in Chicago since 2009, including a playoff penalty shootout win. The Fire have won twice and drawn twice in the last five meetings in Utah.
  • Chicago needed a stoppage time goal to beat Chivas USA this weekend. The three points lifted the Windy City to 11 points, tied for fourth in the East.
  • Austin Berry made his professional debut in the 2-1 win over the Goats. He kept busy, giving up a penalty and scoring the equalizer two minutes later.
  • Salt Lake beat the New England Revolution last weekend to give the team 22 points this season, second in the West.
  • Will Johnson was ejected against the Revs and will miss this game through suspension.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Real Salt Lake

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
20%
17%
63%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
Real Salt Lake RSL

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