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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
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; Casey, McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT


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.


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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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Last Five Matches
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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
33FabinhoDefender
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
-KlebersonMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
12Aaron WheelerStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2