MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire
These teams meet for the second time in eight days, after the Union snuck out of Toyota Park with three points.
By Keith Hickey
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Soumare, Gaddis; Cruz, Kleberson, Carroll, Farfan; Le Toux, McInerney.
OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Jeff Parke (L hamstring strain)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Thompson, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Duka, Pause, Paladini, Lindpere; Nyarko, Rolfe.
OUT: Arne Friedrich (L Hamstring Tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Hunter Jumper (R groin strain), Maicon Santos (L knee hyperextension)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams met just last week. The Union stole a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from Jack Mcinerney.
- Jack McInerney is the leading scorer in MLS, with seven goals.
- Union defender Bakary Soumare previously played for Chicago. His first game for the Union back in 2012 was a home match against the Fire, and his first appearance of the 2013 season was also a start against Chicago.
- Chicago has taken 36 corner kicks this season, the fewest in MLS.
- World Cup winner Kleberson made his first start for Philadelphia on Wednesday, recording eight shots.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 2-1 Chicago Fire
- 40 %
Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire
- 20 %
Philadelphia Union 0-2 Chicago Fire
- 20 %
|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|
|Mar 8, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed