MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire

These teams meet for the second time in eight days, after the Union snuck out of Toyota Park with three points.
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Soumare, Gaddis; Cruz, Kleberson, Carroll, Farfan; Le Toux, McInerney.


OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Jeff Parke (L hamstring strain)
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Thompson, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Duka, Pause, Paladini, Lindpere; Nyarko, Rolfe.


OUT: Arne Friedrich (L Hamstring Tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Hunter Jumper (R groin strain), Maicon Santos (L knee hyperextension)
  • These teams met just last week. The Union stole a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from Jack Mcinerney.
  • Jack McInerney is the leading scorer in MLS, with seven goals.
  • Union defender Bakary Soumare previously played for Chicago. His first game for the Union back in 2012 was a home match against the Fire, and his first appearance of the 2013 season was also a start against Chicago.
  • Chicago has taken 36 corner kicks this season, the fewest in MLS.
  • World Cup winner Kleberson made his first start for Philadelphia on Wednesday, recording eight shots.