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  • October 6, 2012
  • • 15:50
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: R. Salazar
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

John Gress

New York and Chicago face off, with the prize of second place in the Eastern Conference awaiting the victor.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; Lade, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere; Henry, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Corey Hertzog (L calf strain); GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Lloyd Sam (L hamstring tightness); DF Rafa Marquez (R hamstring strain)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Gargan; Pause, Paladini; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pavel Pardo (L calf tightness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both teams have a chance at qualifying for the MLS playoffs with a win and other results going their way this weekend.
  • Thierry Henry continued his recent tear with a goal and three assist in the Red Bulls’ 4-1 win over Toronto FC last weekend. Over his last four games, Henry has three goals and five assists. Henry is now tied for fourth in the MLS Golden Boot standings with 14 goals, and tied for fourth in MLS with 12 assists.
  • Of goalkeepers who have made at least five MLS appearances this season, Sean Johnson has the second highest save percentage in MLS with 76. Only fellow U.S. youth international Bill Hamid has a better number.
  • The teams have split their two previous meetings this season. Patrick Nyarko, Gonzalo Segares and Chris Rolfe all scored in a 3-1 Fire win on June 17 at Toyota Park. Thierry Henry scored the game’s only goal in a Red Bulls victory, July 18 at Red Bull Arena.
  • New York Goalkeeper Luis Robles made his MLS debut – and was scored on with the first shot he faced – but bounced back to backstop the Red Bulls' win against Toronto.
  • Chicago's Guillermo Franco will miss this match after being sent off for a reckless challenge against Philadelphia's Brian Carroll on Wednesday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New York RB

Chicago Fire

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
85%

Top 3 Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
8 - 3
Chicago Fire FIR
New York Red Bulls NY
2 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
New York Red Bulls NY
3 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR

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