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May 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia has won just one of its last six games, and Chicago is looking to close the gap between the two sides.

By Keith Hickey

Dominic Oduro; Chicago Fire - Philadelphia Union
David Banks
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Pause, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Paladini, Duka; Nyarko, Rolfe, Lindpere; MacDonald.


OUT: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Quincy Amarikwa (R Knee Sprain), Arne Friedrich (L Hamstring Tightness)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Gaddis, Soumare, Okugo, G. Farfan; Cruz, Carroll, Daniel, M. Farfan; McInerney, Casey.


QUESTIONABLE: Antoine Hoppenot (R ankle contusion)
  • The Union are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-3-3 record. Chicago is two places back, on 2-5-1.
  • Philadelphia defender Bakary Soumare spent three seasons with Chicago, and was named to the 2008 Best XI and the 2009 All-Star teams.
  • Union striker Jack McInerney is one of three players tied for the MLS lead in goals, with six.
  • Chicago had the edge in three encounters between these two sides last year, winning 1-0 and 3-1 before the Union took the final meeting 3-1.
  • Philadelphia's Sheanon Williams and Chicago's Jeff Larentowicz will both miss this game through suspension after receiving red cards.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 5, 2014 Chicago Fire 2 - Philadelphia Union 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 18, 2013 Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 11, 2013 Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 3, 2012 Chicago Fire 1 - Philadelphia Union 3
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
-Yazid AtoubaStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
26Keon DanielMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
-Matt KasselMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2