MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire
Philadelphia is aiming to make a run at the top spots, but Chicago needs a win to maintain its playoff push.
By Keith Hickey
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; Casey, McInerney.
OUT: Roger Torres (Illness)
QUESTIONABLE: Danny Cruz (R ankle/shin contusion), Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Lindpere; Magee, Rolfe.
QUESTIONABLE: Dilly Duka (R Groin Strain), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams twice in the month of May of this season. Philadelphia recorded 1-0 wins on the 11th and the 18th,
- Bakary Soumare is in his second stint with the Fire. He spent nearly a year with the Union before being traded to Chicago earlier this season. Interestingly, three of the four appearances he made for the Zolos were against Chicago
- In nine all-time meetings betwwen these sides, Philadelphia has won five times, Chicago three, with one draw shared.
- Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux leads MLS in assists, with nine.
- Union striker Jack McInerney represented Major League Soccer in the 3-1 All-Star Game loss to Italian giant AS Roma, entering the match as a second-half sub.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire
- 16.67 %
Philadelphia Union 1-1 Chicago Fire
- 16.67 %
Philadelphia Union 3-0 Chicago Fire
- 8.33 %
|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 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|
|Sep 27, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
Times In EDT
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