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  • May 11, 2013
  • • 1:30 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 12205
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Philadelphia Union

David Banks

Philadelphia has won just one of its last six games, and Chicago is looking to close the gap between the two sides.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Pause, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Paladini, Duka; Nyarko, Rolfe, Lindpere; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Quincy Amarikwa (R Knee Sprain), Arne Friedrich (L Hamstring Tightness)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Gaddis, Soumare, Okugo, G. Farfan; Cruz, Carroll, Daniel, M. Farfan; McInerney, Casey.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Antoine Hoppenot (R ankle contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Union are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-3-3 record. Chicago is two places back, on 2-5-1.
  • Philadelphia defender Bakary Soumare spent three seasons with Chicago, and was named to the 2008 Best XI and the 2009 All-Star teams.
  • Union striker Jack McInerney is one of three players tied for the MLS lead in goals, with six.
  • Chicago had the edge in three encounters between these two sides last year, winning 1-0 and 3-1 before the Union took the final meeting 3-1.
  • Philadelphia's Sheanon Williams and Chicago's Jeff Larentowicz will both miss this game through suspension after receiving red cards.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Philadelphia Union

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
22%
33%
45%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
Philadelphia Union PHI
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI

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