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  • May 23, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 11947

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.

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


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.


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)
  • 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.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 30, 2014 Chicago Fire 1 - FC Dallas 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 12, 2013 FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 23, 2012 Chicago Fire 2 - FC Dallas 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 12, 2011 Chicago Fire 1 - FC Dallas 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 19, 2011 FC Dallas 1 - Chicago Fire 1
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
-Sebastián GrazziniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
8R. RobayoMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
10M. PappaStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
-Orr BarouchStriker
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-B. LeyvaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
-C. RodríguezDefender
3Moises HernandezDefender
-Bruno GuardaMidfielder
28Victor UlloaMidfielder
19Scott SealyStriker
32Jonathan TopStriker
Players to Watch
Austin Berry
Austin Berry
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 4
Games Goals YC RC
6 0 2 0
B. Pérez
B. Pérez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
24 8 5 2
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