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  • August 4, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
  • • Attendance: 15757
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Toronto

  • R. Johnson 16'

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Toronto FC

Toronto, with the joint-worst record in the league, heads to the Windy City in search of a first-ever win in Chicago.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Gargan, Berry, Friedrich, Segares; Pardo, Pause; Rolfe, Alex, Nyarko; Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)

DOUBTFUL: DF Steven Kinney (R adductor strain)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Henry, Emory, Eckersley, Morgan; Lambe, Frings, Dunfield, Silva; Wiedeman, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Eric Hassli (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Toronto has never won in the Windy City. Chicago has posted two wins and three draws at home against the Reds.
  • TFC has conceded first 16 times this year, an MLS high. Of those games, Toronto lost 12, won two and drew two. The Fire have the second-best winning percentage when scoring first in MLS. Their record is 6-0-1, or .929.
  • The Houston Dynamo nabbed a 2-0 win in Toronto last week, snapping a three-game winning streak by TFC. Toronto rebounded to thrash El Salvador’s CD Aguila 5-1 at home in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday.
  • Four players could incur a suspension with a booking in this match: Dan Gargan, Gonzalo Segares, Richard Eckersley and Ashtone Morgan.
  • Chicago has only scored twice in the last five games, but still come away with five points, posting a 1-2-2 record. It is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 32 points. Toronto remains in last, tied with the Portland Timbers on 19 points.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Toronto

Wins
2
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
39%
23%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 3
Toronto FC TOR
Chicago Fire FIR
0 - 2
Toronto FC TOR
Chicago Fire FIR
3 - 0
Toronto FC TOR

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