| ||PROBABLE LINEUPS||Chicago Fire (4-4-1-1): S. Johnson; Thompson, Berry, Anibaba, Segares; Paladini, Pause, Larentowicz, Lindpere; Rolfe; MacDonald.|
DOUBTFUL: Arne Friedrich (hip)
QUESTIONABLE: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
|Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; O'Rourke, Viana; Gaven, Duka, Speas; Oduro.|
OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Federico Higuain (L calf contusion)
| ||DID YOU KNOW?|
Chicago is in last place in the Eastern Conference. It has the same record as fellow basement-dweller D.C. United, but with an inferior goal difference.
The Crew are fourth place in the East, with a 2-1-3 record so far, and are on a four-game unbeaten run.
Chicago has taken just 14 corner kicks this season, fewer than any other club in the league.
Columbus has scored seven away goals this year, tied for the best on-the-road offensive output in the league.
The Fire have allowed 12 goals this season, the weakest defensive record in MLS. Its -7 goal difference is another league low.