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May 18, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
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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

Jack McInerney, Antoine Hoppenot, Philadelphia Union, MLS
Jonathan Daniel
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)
  • 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.

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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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Available Squads
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
4Bakary SoumareDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
9Jack McInerneyStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
26Keon DanielMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
-Brendan KingStriker
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
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Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2