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  • August 18, 2012
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

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The slumping, faltering Revolution look to turn things around against undefeated-in-three Chicago.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Fernandez, Rolfe, Pappa; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Logan Pause (L pneumothorax)
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Guy, Feilhaber, Simms, Rowe; Sene, Bengston.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Blair Gavin (L hamstring tightness); FW Alec Purdie (L ankle sprain); GK Bobby Shuttleworth (L knee sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Lee Nguyen (R foot contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago leads MLS with the fewest amount of goals conceded in the final 15 minutes of play (seven); the Revs trail this mark by only one (eight).
  • Chris Rolfe scored a pair of goals, his third and fourth since returning to MLS, giving him three in the last three games, in the Fire’s 3-1 win at Philadelphia. It was the fourth multiple-goal game in MLS for Rolfe, the last when he scored a hat trick against New York on Oct. 23, 2008.
  • Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber has suffered a league second-highest 61 fouls. Feilhaber finished out the 2011 campaign with the No. 2 rank in fouls suffered, with 71.
  • New England has failed to win its last seven matches. The Revs' last win came on July 8, when they defeated New York 2-0.
  • Revolution striker Jerry Bengston was on the Honduras team that made it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics, defeating Spain in the process.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

New England

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
67%
33%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 0
New England Revolution NER
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
New England Revolution NER

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