MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Vancouver Whitecaps
Both winless in two, these teams will be looking to maintain their positions in the playoff race.
By Keith Hickey
|Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Pappa; Oduro.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Rochat; Le Toux, Robson, Camilo; Hassli.
OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery recovery); FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
DOUBTFUL: MF John Thorrington (R quad strain); MF Matt Watson (R ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chicago is currently fourth in the East, with 28 points from 18 games.
- Vancouver, meanwhile, sits fourth in the West, with 30 points from 19 games.
- Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon has now played the third-most minutes in league history, surpassing the 29,000 mark against Colorado on July 4. He is second in career saves and third in shutouts, as well as fourth in wins.
- The visit to Toyota Park completes a five-game road swing for the Whitecaps, who last played at BC Place on June 20. Vancouver went 1-1-1 on its first three games after last weekend’s scoreless draw at Chivas USA, ahead of the midweek visit to Toronto FC, which it lost.
- The Fire are undefeated this year against Canadian teams, posting a 1-0-1 record.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 3-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 16 %
Chicago Fire 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 12 %
Chicago Fire 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 12 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 14, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Chicago Fire 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 14, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 7, 2011||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 - Chicago Fire 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 7, 2011||Chicago Fire 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 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|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4||MLS|
|Oct 6, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|7||Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo||Striker|
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