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  • April 28, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
  • • Attendance: 14166

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Seattle Sounders FC

After a week off, Seattle travels to Chicago to take on the Fire, who have never beaten the Sounders in MLS play.

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


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

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Parke, Ianni, Gonzalez; Caskey, Alonso, Evans, Estrada; Montero, Johnson.


OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); GK Andrew Weber (L ankle sprain); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain)

PROBABLE: DF Adam Johansson (L hamstring strain); MF Mauro Rosales (R knee sprain); MF Brad Evans (R hamstring strain)
  • Chicago has never beaten Seattle in MLS action. The Sounders have drawn three and won three of the six league meetings. Additionally, Seattle beat the Fire in last year's U.S. Open Cup final.
  • Seattle, with 10 points from five games, is fifth in the Western Conference. Chicago, with eight points from five games, is fourth in the East.
  • A year on from breaking his leg, Steve Zakuani suffered a setback, missing out on a reserve match against Chivas USA. He is still recovering from a tackle by the Colorado Rapids' Brian Mullan.
  • As Zakuani rehabbed, Seattle played Colorado, winning 1-0 at home. Zach Scott scored his first ever goal for the club.
  • The Fire also won by a one-goal margin, beating Toronto FC 3-2. Dominic Oduro's goal 25 seconds into the match set a Chicago record and is tied for fifth-quickest in MLS history.


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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
-Sebastián GrazziniMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
4Austin BerryDefender
3Hunter JumperDefender
19Corben BoneMidfielder
8R. RobayoMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
-Orr BarouchStriker
10M. PappaStriker
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
16David EstradaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
26S. OchoaStriker

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