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  • July 7, 2013
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Sporting Kansas City

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Sporting Kansas City

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Chicago could put itself into a playoff spot with a win, while Kansas City needs those points to stay in contention for top spot in the East.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Logan Pause (SI dysfunction), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
Sporting Kansas City (4-2-3-1): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler Ellis; Olum, Rosell; Saad, Zusi, Kamara; Bieler.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago is sixth in the Eastern Conference, with 21 points from 16 games, tied with the New England Revolution.
  • With a win, the Fire could push themselves into the playoff spots at the expense of the Houston Dynamo. The Orange are two points ahead with one more game played.
  • Kansas City is up in fourth, with 27 points from 18. Kansas City has an identical record to the Philadelphia Union, but with fewer goals scored.
  • Mike Magee has scored four goals and assisted two in his five games since joining Chicago. In his 11th professional season, he's scored 10 goals in the year, a career high. His previous single-season best was seven, in his 2003 rookie campaign with New York.
  • These teams have already met once this season, playing to a scoreless drawn on March 16 at Sporting Park.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Sporting KC

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
86%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 0
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 7
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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