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  • June 8, 2013
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Portland Timbers

Chip Somodevilla

Mike Magee has warmed to his new home, the Fire, scoring two goals and assisting on another in his first two games with Chicago.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Alex, Larentowicz, Lindpere; Magee, Rolfe.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Arne Friedrich (hip tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Logan Pause (L groin tightness)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Kocic; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Nagbe, W. Johnson, Chara; Valencia, Piquionne, Alhassan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Timbers have won all three MLS meetings with the Fire.
  • Portland, coming off a bye week, hasn't lost in 11 games, a club record. It sits third in the West.
  • Chicago overcame a four-game winless run by beating D.C. United 2-0 last week. The Fire are eighth in the East.
  • Since joining the Fire, Mike Magee has two goals and an assist in two games.
  • Fredéric Piquionne scored four goals against Wilmington, becoming the 11th player to score that many in the U.S. Open Cup since 1995.
  • The Timbers' starting XI is hit hard by international commitments, with goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica), wide forward Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica) and center back Futty Danso (Gambia) all unavailable for the match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Portland Timbers

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
86%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
Portland Timbers POR
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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