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
|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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 2-2 Philadelphia Union
- 11.11 %
Chicago Fire 7-0 Philadelphia Union
- 11.11 %
Chicago Fire 8-8 Philadelphia Union
- 11.11 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 3, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 3, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Philadelphia Union 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 12, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 3|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Chicago Fire 2 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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