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  • September 25, 2011
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
  • • Attendance: 14567
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

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

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

New England

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
70%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 2
New England Revolution NER
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 0
New England Revolution NER
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
New England Revolution NER

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