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  • July 14, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: J. Rivero
  • • Attendance: 16820
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Vancouver Whitecaps

Both winless in two, these teams will be looking to maintain their positions in the playoff race.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Rochat; Le Toux, Robson, Camilo; Hassli.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery recovery); FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

DOUBTFUL: MF John Thorrington (R quad strain); MF Matt Watson (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago is currently fourth in the East, with 28 points from 18 games.
  • Vancouver, meanwhile, sits fourth in the West, with 30 points from 19 games.
  • Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon has now played the third-most minutes in league history, surpassing the 29,000 mark against Colorado on July 4. He is second in career saves and third in shutouts, as well as fourth in wins.
  • The visit to Toyota Park completes a five-game road swing for the Whitecaps, who last played at BC Place on June 20. Vancouver went 1-1-1 on its first three games after last weekend’s scoreless draw at Chivas USA, ahead of the midweek visit to Toronto FC, which it lost.
  • The Fire are undefeated this year against Canadian teams, posting a 1-0-1 record.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
18Chris RolfeStriker
-Dominic OduroStriker
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
8R. RobayoMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
10M. PappaStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Greg KlazuraDefender
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
-Dane RichardsStriker
Players to Watch
Dominic Oduro
Dominic Oduro
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
8 2 2 0
Jay DeMerit
Jay DeMerit
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
11 0 0 0
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