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  • July 18, 2012
  • • 1:09 PM
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: E. Jurisevic
  • • Attendance: 15814
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Chicago Fire

Jonathan Daniel

The Fire look to leapfrog the Red Bulls with a road victory in a Wednesday matinee.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Marquez, Miller; McCarty, Lindpere, Henry, Lade; Le Toux, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Heath Pearce (R hamstring injury); DF Jan Gunnar Solli (R hamstring injury);

PROBABLE: GK Ryan Meara (R hip injury)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Alex; Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Marco Pappa (upper respiratory infection)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the second of three regular season meetings between the Fire and the Red Bulls this season. On June 17, Patrick Nyarko, Gonzalo Segares and Chris Rolfe scored in a 3-1 Fire victory.
  • The Red Bulls currently are in third place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of the Fire
  • The Fire holds a 21-11-9 all-time regular season advantage over the Red Bulls
  • Red Bulls defender Wilman Conde spent four seasons with the Fire from 2007-2010. In 2009 he was named the club’s Defender of the Year and was a member of the MLS Best XI.
  • The Fire will be without defender Arne Friedrich in this game. The German received a red card in the team’s 1-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saturday evening

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New York RB

Chicago Fire

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
46%
19%
35%

Top 3 Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
2 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
New York Red Bulls NY
1 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR
New York Red Bulls NY
3 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR

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