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  • May 9, 2012
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Real Salt Lake

Chicago hosts RSL with half as many points and without a win at home over Real since 2009.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Reynish; Beltran, Olave, Schuler, Wingert; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Gil, Steele; Espindola, Paulo Jr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The away side tends to fare better in this particular matchup. Real hasn't lost in Chicago since 2009, including a playoff penalty shootout win. The Fire have won twice and drawn twice in the last five meetings in Utah.
  • Chicago needed a stoppage time goal to beat Chivas USA this weekend. The three points lifted the Windy City to 11 points, tied for fourth in the East.
  • Austin Berry made his professional debut in the 2-1 win over the Goats. He kept busy, giving up a penalty and scoring the equalizer two minutes later.
  • Salt Lake beat the New England Revolution last weekend to give the team 22 points this season, second in the West.
  • Will Johnson was ejected against the Revs and will miss this game through suspension.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
-Sebastián GrazziniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
10M. PappaStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
3Hunter JumperDefender
8R. RobayoMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
-Orr BarouchStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
15A. SaboríoStriker
1E. FernándezMidfielder
6Nat BorchersDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
21Terukazu TanakaDefender
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
Players to Watch
Pavel Pardo
Pavel Pardo
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Kyle Beckerman
Kyle Beckerman
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 5
Games Goals YC RC
20 2 3 0
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