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September 15, 2012 8:40 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Montreal Impact

Marco Di Vaio has the longest active goal-scoring streak alive in MLS, and he'll need to keep it going to move Montreal into a playoff spot against the speedy Fire.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); DF Steven Kinney (R groin pain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Daniel Paladini (R calf pain)
Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Ferrari, Nesta, Rivas, Brovsky; Bernier, Warner; Arnaud, Felipe, Neagle; Di Vaio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Justin Mapp (L hamstring pull)

PROBABLE: DF Alessandro Nesta (R knee strain); FW Eduardo Sebrango (L shoulder separation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These clubs opened the 2012 season against each other, when nearly 59,000 witnessed a 1-1 draw at Olympic Stadium.
  • The only player from either of these teams on the top 25 selling jerseys in MLS is Arne Friedrich, sliding in at 25th.
  • Marco Di Vaio has scored in three straight games, adding four goals total.
  • Chicago's Designated Player, Alex, opened his MLS account with the clincher in the 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 2.
  • The Fire are second in the East. The Impact are two spots out of a playoff position, in seventh.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 10, 2013 Chicago Fire 2 - Montreal Impact 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 27, 2013 Montreal Impact 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 15, 2012 Chicago Fire 3 - Montreal Impact 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
20Á. FernándezDefender
7AlexMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
3Hunter JumperDefender
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
15Orr BarouchStriker
8Dominic OduroStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
2Nelson RivasDefender
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
21Justin MappMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2