MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - FC Dallas
The Brimstone Cup, as well as playoff points, is on the line in Bridgeview, Ill. when FC Dallas comes to visit Wednesday night.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares; Pappa, Pause, Pardo, Grazzini; Oduro, Nyarko.||
OUT: MF Gabriel Ferrari (L knee ACL reconstruction); DF Steven Kinney (lower abdominal strain)
|FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez; Warshaw; Jackson, Guarda, Villar, Chavez; M. Santos.||
OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Wiedeman (groin); MF Andrew Jacobson(concussion)
PROBABLE: MF Ricardo Villar (ankle)
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A win will give FC Dallas a 10th straight Brimstone Cup, given to the regular season head-to-head winner between these two teams.
- A win would also secure a playoff berth for Dallas. However, FCD will miss captain Daniel Hernandez, who is suspended.
- At 360 minutes, Dallas is 10 minutes away from a club record goalless streak and is mired in a four-game losing run.
- Chicago has lost only once in its last nine MLS matches, taking 18 of a possible 27 points, to rejoin the playoff chase. The Fire sit six points out of a postseason position.
- However, a week ago when Chicago last played, it lost 2-0 to Sounders FC in Seattle to come second in the U.S. Open Cup.
- The earlier matchup between these sides, on March 19, finished 1-1. Diego Chavez and Milton Rodriguez scored within the first 20 minutes and Brek Shea was sent off.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 1-0 FC Dallas
- 27.27 %
Chicago Fire 2-1 FC Dallas
- 16.36 %
Chicago Fire 2-0 FC Dallas
- 16.36 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 23, 2012||Chicago Fire 2 - FC Dallas 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 12, 2011||Chicago Fire 1 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 19, 2011||FC Dallas 1 - Chicago Fire 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 2, 2010||FC Dallas 3 - Chicago Fire 0|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Chicago Fire 2 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|-||Diego Gonzalo Cháves de Miquelerena||Striker|
|9||Fabian Andrés Castillo||Striker|
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