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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 7:39 PM
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

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The struggling Fire has dropped into last place in the Eastern Conference, and will travel to Red Bull Arena to face another floundering team.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Coundoul; Albright, Marquez, Ream, Miller; Lindpere, Ballouchy, McCarty, Richards; Henry, Agudelo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Luke Rodgers (plantar fasciitis); MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion); GK Frank Rost (R quadriceps tear);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jan Gunnar Solli (R quadriceps strain)

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Pause, Gibbs, Mikulic, Segares; Pardo, Grazzini, Paladini, Pappa; Oduro, Nyarko.

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: DF Cory Gibbs (L groin strain); FW Diego Chaves (R knee pain); FW Gabriel Ferrari (R ankle sprain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Red Bulls' league struggles continued last weekend, as they lost 3-0 at Real Salt Lake. New York has now won just once in its last 10 MLS matches.
  • Chicago lost 4-2 at Vancouver on Sunday, continuing its dire run of form. The team has gone eight MLS matches without a win, and has a league-low two wins on the entire season.

  • New York's Designated Player goalkeeper Frank Rost will miss this match with a right quadriceps injury. Bouna Coundoul will step in to the starting role.
  • Chicago announced the signing of its second home-grown player Thursday. Kellen Gulley, a 17-year-old forward, will not make his debut until the 2012 season.
  • The Fire has dropped into last place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-7-13 record.

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Available Squads
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
4Rafa MárquezDefender
5Tim ReamDefender
7R. MillerDefender
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
-Dane RichardsStriker
-Alex HorwathGoalkeeper
22Stephen KeelDefender
4Carlos MendesDefender
-Stéphane AuvrayMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
-John RooneyStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
-Y. CuestaDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Sebastián GrazziniMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
10M. PappaStriker
-Dominic OduroStriker
-Jon ConwayGoalkeeper
23Josip MikulićDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Orr BarouchStriker
-D. ChávesStriker
-C. NazaritStriker

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