Philadelphia is aiming to make a run at the top spots, but Chicago needs a win to maintain its playoff push.
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; Casey, McInerney.
OUT: Roger Torres (Illness)
QUESTIONABLE: Danny Cruz (R ankle/shin contusion), Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Lindpere; Magee, Rolfe.
QUESTIONABLE: Dilly Duka (R Groin Strain), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams twice in the month of May of this season. Philadelphia recorded 1-0 wins on the 11th and the 18th,
- Bakary Soumare is in his second stint with the Fire. He spent nearly a year with the Union before being traded to Chicago earlier this season. Interestingly, three of the four appearances he made for the Zolos were against Chicago
- In nine all-time meetings betwwen these sides, Philadelphia has won five times, Chicago three, with one draw shared.
- Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux leads MLS in assists, with nine.
- Union striker Jack McInerney represented Major League Soccer in the 3-1 All-Star Game loss to Italian giant AS Roma, entering the match as a second-half sub.