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  • September 28, 2012
  • • 8:50 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 21010
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chicago Fire

The top two teams in the East meet up in Kansas City, with Chicago hoping to capitalize on form and history.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Nagamura, Espinoza; Zusi, Kamara, Sapong.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Paulo Nagamura (R foot contusion)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Friedrich, Segares; Pause, Alex; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pavel Pardo (L calf tightness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago won the first two meetings between these teams this season and dominates the all-time fixture. The Fire have beaten Kansas City 23 times, losing 10 and drawing nine.
  • Kansas City hasn't defeated Chicago at home since 2007. Last year's meeting, a draw, marked the opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
  • These teams are first and second in the Eastern Conference. Sporting is unbeaten in eight and Chicago has won four games in a row.
  • Jimmy Nielsen recorded a 13th clean sheet in the draw against the Montreal Impact, an MLS high in 2012.
  • Jacob Peterson is suspended for this match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Chicago Fire

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
41%
47%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR

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