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September 7, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 38503‎
 
40′ Lamar Neagle
Mike Magee 25′
89′ (OG) Gonzalo Segares
 

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Chicago Fire

The Fire travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the red-hot Sounders in a nationally-televised Saturday night affair.

By Seth Vertelney

Lamar Neagle, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
Otto Greule Jr
The Sounders will be shorthanded, but are as hot as any team in MLS heading into Saturday night's match against the Chicago Fire on NBC Sports Network.

Without Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson (international duty) and Brad Evans (injury), Seattle still defeated Chivas USA 1-0 at home Wednesday night, the club's sixth win in its last seven league matches.

With the aforementioned trio missing, the Sounders also had to manage without DP forward Obafemi Martins against the Goats, though a Lamar Neagle goal meant the club didn't need the Nigerian's services. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid is hopeful Martins will be ready against the Fire, calling the striker "day-to-day."

The Fire come into the match on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and will also be missing players due to international duty, as midfielder Arevalo Rios (Uruguay) and Joel Lindpere (Estonia) will be away with their respective national teams.

The Fire are 0-4-3 all-time in MLS regular season matches played against the Sounders, including a 0-2-1 record on the road. This will be the first and only meeting between the teams during the regular season.





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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 4, 2011 Chicago Fire 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 9, 2011 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Chicago Fire 1
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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Mauro RosalesStriker
5Andy RoseMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
22Eriq ZavaletaDefender
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
33Juan Luis AnangonóStriker
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