MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire
The youthful Union looks to keep up its strong home record against playoff contender Chicago.
By Keith Hickey
|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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 2-1 Chicago Fire
- 20 %
Philadelphia Union 2-0 Chicago Fire
- 20 %
Philadelphia Union 1-2 Chicago Fire
- 20 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 3, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Philadelphia Union 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 12, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 24, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0||MLS|
|May 15, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 4||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Philadelphia Union 0||MLS|
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