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  • October 12, 2011
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - FC Dallas

Brian Kersey

The Brimstone Cup, as well as playoff points, is on the line in Bridgeview, Ill. when FC Dallas comes to visit Wednesday night.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares; Pappa, Pause, Pardo, Grazzini; Oduro, Nyarko.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Dallas

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
69%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 0
FC Dallas DAL
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 0
FC Dallas DAL
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
FC Dallas DAL

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