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August 12, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 18412‎
34′ (OG) Jalil Anibaba
Chris Rolfe 43′
Chris Rolfe 56′

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire

The youthful Union looks to keep up its strong home record against playoff contender Chicago.

By Keith Hickey

Zac MacMath; San Jose Earthquakes - Philadelphia Union
Rich Schultz
Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): MacMath; Williams, Valdes, Okugo, G. Farfan; M. Farfan, Carroll, Lahoud; Adu, Pajoy, Martinez.


OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Bakary Soumare (R knee menisectomy recovery)

PROBABLE: FW Chandler Hoffman (L big toe fracture)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pardo, Pause; Fernandez, Rolfe, Pappa; Oduro.


OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Steven Kinney (R groin strain)
  • Philadelphia will be without striker Jack McInerney for this game. The 20-year-old was red-carded after retaliating to Nelson Rivas' headbutt on Antoine Hoppenot.
  • Philly has won its last four MLS home games, notching 11 goals in that stretch.
  • Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson set a career saves record on July 28 when he blocked 10 shots in a 0-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • These clubs are meeting for the second time this season. Dominic Oduro’s 28th-minute goal was all the Fire needed for a 1-0 victory on March 24 at Toyota Park.
  • The Fire have come back to record a victory after allowing the opening goal four times this season, matching the San Jose Earthquakes for most in MLS. Philadelphia has done that once this campaign.

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Available Squads
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
4Bakary SoumareDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
26Keon DanielMidfielder
30Chandler HoffmanStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
27Zach PfefferMidfielder
17 Josué MartínezStriker
-L. PajoyStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
20Á. FernándezDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
-M. PappaStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
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4 1