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  • July 28, 2012
  • • 22:40
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chicago Fire

Jonathan Daniel

Four players represented the Earthquakes in the All-Star Game. Now it's back to league action, where San Jose currently tops the pile.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Zayner, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); FW Steven Lenhart (concussion symptoms)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Pappa; Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago has edged the all-time meetings with San Jose, posting a 12-8-11 record.
  • The Earthquakes are the best team in MLS right now. Their 43 points cannot be bettered in either conference. The Fire have 31 points, fifth best in the East.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 17 goals. He recently scored against Chelsea in the All-Star Game. The 3-2 win for MLS also featured Steve Beitashour, Ramiro Corrales and Justin Morrow.
  • The Fire swapped Designated Players this week. Federico Puppo rejoined Defensor Sporting Club on loan and Dutch striker Sherjill MacDonald took his spot in the Windy City.
  • Steve Beitashour and Marco Pappa are suspended for this match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Chicago Fire

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
60%
40%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
3 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 0
Chicago Fire FIR

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