MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Chicago Fire

Keith Hickey
August 2, 2013
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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)



  • 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.