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  • March 9, 2013
  • • 7:52 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 13242
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

The last team to start its 2013 campaign takes on the team currently occupying the bottom spot.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Kinney, Berry, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Lindpere, Duka; Rolfe, McDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Arne Friedrich (hamstring) Logan Pause (quad) Victor Pineda (L meniscus repair) 
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Soares, McCarthy, Barnes: Rowe, Dorman, Simms, Nguyen; Bengtson, Barrett.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Matt Horth (R ankle sprain) Saer Sene (L ACL tear) Chris Tierney (L ankle sprain)  

QUESTIONABLE: Kalifa Cisse (R groin tendonitis) Kelyn Rowe (L knee tendonitis)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first match of the season for New England, which was the odd team out in last week's opening festivities.
  • Chicago is currently last in MLS on goal difference after going down 4-0 to defending MLS Cup champ LA.
  • The Revs had the advantage in three meetings between these two sides last season, winning 2-1 and 1-0 at home, with a 2-1 away loss to Chicago in between.
  • New England forward Chad Barrett started his career in the windy city and spent four years with the Fire, helping them to the 2006 U.S. Open Cup.
  • Last year, the Revs tied (with Columbus) for fewest goals allowed by a non-playoff team, giving up just 44.

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
17%
17%
66%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
New England Revolution NER
Chicago Fire FIR
8 - 2
New England Revolution NER
Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
New England Revolution NER

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