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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

Bakary Soumare
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)
  • 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.

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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
2Jeff ParkeDefender
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
12Aaron WheelerStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
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Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
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