|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares; Pappa, Pardo, Pause, Grazzini; Nyarko, Oduro.||
OUT: MF Gabriel Ferrari (L knee ACL reconstruction); DF Steven Kinney (lower abdominal strain)
DOUBTFUL: DF Cory Gibbs (R ankle contusion)
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Cochrane, Barnes, Tierney; Mansally, Joseph, Feilhaber, Zerka; Caraglio, Schilawski.||
OUT: FW Rajko Lekic (L ankle sprain); MF Stephen McCarthy (L shoulder surgery)
DOUBTFUL: MF Sainey Nyassi (R knee MCL sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF A.J. Soares (L adductor strain); MF Monsef Zerka (L quadriceps strain)
PROBABLE: DF Franco Coria (nasal fracture)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
This match could eliminate the Revolution from playoff contention. With Chicago only three points better off, the Fire won't be far behind before missing out mathematically.
- Dominic Oduro’s game-winner in the 3-2 win against Chivas USA on Saturday was his 10th league goal of the season. He’s the first Fire player to hit double-digits in goals since Damani Ralph scored 11 in 2004.
- New England lost 3-0 to Portland last week, ending a four-match unbeaten run.
- Steve Nicol's contract expires at the end of the year.
- In the first meeting this season, Chicago's Dominic Oduro and New England's Rajko Lekic scored on either side of halftime as the teams ended in a 1-1 draw, at Gillette Stadium on June 18.