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July 3, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 14815‎
36′ Dilly Duka
Alan Gordon 14′
Joel Lindpere 73′ (OG)
84′ Chris Rolfe

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - San Jose Earthquakes

Both teams look to remain in good form and push on towards playoff positions.

By Seth Vertelney

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Tornaghi; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Lindpere, Pause, Larentowicz, Duka; Rolfe, Magee.


OUT: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Martinez; Gordon, Lenhart.

Injury Report:

OUT: Mike Fucito (R ankle sprain), Ty Harden (osteitis pubis)

QUESTIONABLE: Nana Attakora (concussion), David Bingham (L hamstring strain), Steven Lenhart (R knee inflammation), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms), Chris Wondolowski (R foot contusion)
  • San Jose is coming off a thrilling 3-2 win over the Galaxy in the California Clasico. The Quakes scored twice in injury time to clinch the win. Alan Gordon netted a brace and was named MLS Player of the Week.
  • The Fire are currently in the midst of an eight game unbeaten run across all competitions.
  • After making the playoffs last season, both teams have endured tough starts to the 2013 campaign, and both sit in eighth place in their respective conferences.
  • Current Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch spent three seasons with the Fire from 2007 to 2009.
  •  The Fire will be without goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who is on the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. San Jose will be missing Marvin Chavez (Honduras), Chris Wondolowski and newly-acquired Clarence Goodson.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 3, 2013 Chicago Fire 3 - San Jose Earthquakes 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 28, 2012 San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Chicago Fire 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 10, 2011 San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 28, 2011 Chicago Fire 2 - San Jose Earthquakes 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 29, 2010 San Jose Earthquakes 0 - Chicago Fire 3
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70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
1Alec KannGoalkeeper
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
5Brad RingMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
-W. MartínezStriker
14Adam JahnStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
17Sam GarzaStriker
7Cordell CatoStriker
19Marcus TracyStriker
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