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  • October 27, 2012
  • • 4:20 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 20017
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - D.C. United

These two playoff-bound teams will battle it out for postseason position, with the winner taking second in the East.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Saragosa, Pontius; Pajoy, Maicon Santos.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • D.C. is in second place in the East with 57 points. Chicago is in third, just one point behind. The winner of this match will finish in second place.
  • D.C. extended its undefeated streak to six games and clinched a place in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007 with a 3-2 win against Columbus at RFK Stadium.
  • In the previous meeting between these sides, D.C. topped Chicago 4-2 at RFK stadium on Aug. 22.
  • That was the capital club's first win against Chicago since Aug. 29, 2009, a 1-0 win at Toyota Park. But the Fire haven’t defeated United at home since a 1-0 win in 2006.
  • United brings an impressive six-game unbeaten run with a 5-0-1 record in this matchup.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

DC United

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
DC United DCU
DC United DC United
37%
58%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
DC United DCU
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
DC United DCU
Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
DC United DCU

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