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  • August 21, 2011
  • • 7:07 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 12020
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Toronto FC

Chicago will host a TFC side that is in good form after winning in the CONCACAF Champions League midweek.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Mike Banner (R knee arthroscopy); DF Steven Kinney (L groin strain); MF Marko Maric (L ankle posterior capsulitis)

Toronto FC (3-4-3): Frei; Eckersley, Frings, Robinson; Borman, Stinson, De Guzman, Merosevec; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Eddy Viator (L hamstring tightness); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain); MF Eric Avila (R hamstring tightness)

PROBABLE: FW Ryan Johnson (ankle sprain); GK Stefan Frei (knee contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both sides had matches on Wednesday night with Chicago earning a draw in the league and TFC winning in the CONCACAF Champions League.

  • Both clubs are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, with Toronto sitting two points clear of bottom-dwelling Chicago.
  • However, Toronto has now gone five games without a loss in all competitions.
  • Marco Pappa has gotten off 62 shots this season, leaving him forth in Major League Soccer in that category. Of those shots, 27 have been on target.
  • Chicago has posted 15 draws in the league this season, setting a record for the most in MLS history.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Toronto

Wins
1
4
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
19%
43%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
Toronto FC TOR
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Toronto FC TOR
Chicago Fire FIR
2 - 2
Toronto FC TOR

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