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September 14, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 17104‎
 
Kelyn Rowe 9′
55′ Mike Magee
Saer Sene 45+1′
86′ Alex
 

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

Two teams right in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt go head to head in this crucial encounter at Toyota Park.

By Thomas Floyd

Mike Magee; Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City
Jonathan Daniel
When it comes to the race for the Eastern Conference's final playoff bids, few matches - if any - will be more influential than Saturday's clash between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution.

Chicago (10-11-6) finds itself one point behind New England (10-10-7) for the fifth and final postseason position. Winless in three, the Fire can end that skid and pass the Revolution if they take care of business from the comforts of Toyota Park.

The Fire are fresh off a midweek draw at lowly Toronto, a point on the road that came with some disappointment as Chicago squandered a lead against one of the league's worst teams. After missing Arevalo Rios and Joel Lindpere due to international duty in that one, the Fire should have the midfielders back for Saturday's contest.

New England, meanwhile, is hoping to have striker Juan Agudelo play at least some role as he works his way back from a hamstring injury, and Bobby Shuttleworth figures to step back in between the posts with veteran Matt Reis suspended.

For Chicago fullbacks Gonzalo Segares and Jalil Anibaba, the task will be tough as they attempt to track the in-cutting runs of breakout Revolution star Diego Fagundez (10 goals, six assists).


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Chicago Fire 3 - New England Revolution 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 17, 2013 New England Revolution 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 9, 2013 Chicago Fire 0 - New England Revolution 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 New England Revolution 1 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2012 Chicago Fire 2 - New England Revolution 1
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Austin BerryDefender
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
20E. ArévaloMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
33Juan Luis AnangonóStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
22Bobby ShuttleworthGoalkeeper
23José GonçalvesDefender
2Andrew FarrellDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
6Scott CaldwellMidfielder
8Chris TierneyDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
39Saer SeneStriker
92D. Imbongo BoeleStriker
14Diego FagundezStriker
36Luis SoffnerGoalkeeper
5AJ SoaresDefender
25Darrius BarnesDefender
12Andy DormanMidfielder
19Chad BarrettStriker
16J. AgudeloStriker
9Charlie DaviesStriker
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