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

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

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Seattle Sounders

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
31%
61%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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