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  • May 23, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 11947
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - FC Dallas

The Brimstone Cup has belonged to Dallas for a decade, but FCD is riding a seven-game winless run headed into this year's edition.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Arne Friedrich (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Marcelin, Jacobson, Levya; Perez.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair); MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (R hip strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Fabian Castillo (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Carlos Rodriguez (L elbow dislocation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Dallas currently has a five-game unbeaten streak going against the Fire. FCD has never lost in Toyota Park, and has won five of its last six visits there.
  • Dallas dominates the Brimstone Cup. Chicago won the initial edition in 2001 and FC Dallas (née Burn) has held it for the decade since.
  • Portland ended Chicago's three game unbeaten run last weekend, leaving the Fire fourth in the East with 15 points from 10 games.
  • FCD hasn't won in seven games, limping to seventh in the West with 13 points from 13 games.
  • Brek Shea is suspended for three games after kicking a ball at an assistant referee.

Players to watch

A. Berry

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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B. Pérez

Position: Attacker

Games: 10

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Editor's Prediction

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
72%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
3 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 0
FC Dallas DAL

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