Tonight, 8:00pm ET, ESPN 2.
The Chicago Fire are barely hanging onto the last play-off spot as they head to Dallas where they have not won since 2000. Also the Brimstone Cup is still up for grabs.
12-3-9, 3rd place in West.
Dallas won the first meeting with the Fire this season but have lost three of their last four matches.
Players to Watch: Carlos Ruiz (shirt #20) and Juan Toja lead Dallas with 6 goals each.
Injury Report: OUT: FW Kenny Cooper (R tibia); FW Roberto Mina (L knee); MF Marcelo Saragosa (R knee); PROBABLE: MF Juan Toja (R ankle); FW Abe Thompson (L foot); MF Dax McCarty (R foot).
Card Trouble, suspended next yellow: Clarence Goodson, Carlos Ruiz, Marcelo Saragosa.
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8-6-10, 5th place in East.
The Fire are 2-1-1 in their last four games.
Players to Watch: Cuauhtemoc Blanco (shirt #10) has 3 goals and 5 assists in his 8 starts since coming to the Fire. Chad Barrett (#9) leads the team with 5 goals and Chris Rolfe is second with 4 goals.
Injury Report: OUT: DF Osei Telesford (L groin strain); MF Justin Mapp (R ankle sprain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Jeff Curtin (R groin strain); PROBABLE: MF Chris Armas (R ankle sprain); MF Ivan Guerrero (L ankle sprain); DF Diego Gutierrez (R foot contusion).
Card Trouble, suspended next yellow: C.J. Brown, Chad Barrett, Diego Gutierrez.
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Home versus Away,
a Win equals 3 pts.,
a Draw equals 1 pt.
Cross posted to the I Write Sports blog .