MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Chivas USA

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Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Tornaghi; Videira, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Paladini, Duka; Rolfe, MacDonald.

Injury Report:

OUT: Arne Friedrich (L hamstring), Brendan King (R ankle sprain), Steven Kinney (grade 1 hamstring strain), Victor Pineda (L meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: Logan Pause (R quad)

Chivas USA (3-2-3-2): Kennedy; de Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Iraheta, Mejia; Avila, Soto, Correa; Agudelo, Morales.

Injury Report:

OUT: Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain, L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Daniel Antunez (L groin strain)



  • The Goats haven't beaten Chicago since 2008. The Fire have won six and drawn two of the last eight league meetings, and won in the lone SuperLiga matchup.

  • Carlos Alvarez, making his MLS debut off the bench at halftime, scored in the 89th minute against the LA Galaxy to secure a 1-1 draw.

  • The Fire still haven't scored a goal three games into the 2013 season.

  • Sean Johnson (United States) and Joel Lindpere (Estonia) will miss the game through international duty. Last week, against Sporting Kansas City, Lindpere's run of 91 consecutive MLS starts came to an end.

  • Joaquin Velazquez, ejected against the Galaxy, had his red card rescinded by the Disciplinary Committee and will be available for this match.