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Information © 2012 Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chicago Fire (7-5-3; 24 pts.) vs. Sporting Kansas City (9-4-2, 29 pts) Fire Game #16 – Away Game #8 Friday, June 23, 2012 – LIVESTRONG Sporting Park – Kansas City, Kan. – 7:00 p.m. CT TV: NBC Sports Network Radio: ESPN Deportes 97.5 FM TWITTER: @ChiFireMatch FIRE FLASHES ___________________________________________ 2012 Record/Home/Away…………………………….….7-5-3/5-1-2/2-4-1 2011 Record/Home/Away………………………….…...9-9-16/6-3-8/3-6-8 vs. Eastern Conference/2011………………………………….3-1-2/6-1-9 vs. Western Conference/2011......…………………………….2-3-1/3-8-7 Current Streak........................................................................................2W Last Five…………………………………………………………........WLLWW All-Time Record ......................................................................192-151-101 All-Time Home Record................................................................116-52-54 All-Time Away Record...................................................................76-98-47 Last Regular Season Win…………………………….2-1 vs. CLB, 6/23/12 Last Regular Season Loss.…………....………...........0-2, @ NE, 6/02/12 Last Shutout by Fire ……………………………………..0-0, vs. RSL, 5/9/12 Last Shutout by Opponent………………………….......0-0, vs. NE, 6/2/12 March Record 2012/2011......................................................... 1-0-1/1-0-1 April Record 2012/2011 ...........................................................1-2-1/0-3-2 May Record 2012/2011............................................................3-2-1/0-1-3 June Record 2012/2011.......................................................... 2-1-0/1-0-5 July Record 2012/2011 ........................................................... 0-0-0/0-2-1 August Record 2012/2011 .......................................................0-0-0/2-1-3 September Record 2012/2011 .................................................0-0-0/3-1-0 October Record 2012/2011..................................................... .0-0-0/3-1-0 Pre All-Star 2012/2011.............................................................6-5-3/2-6-12 Post All-Star 2012/2011 ............................................................0-0-0/7-3-4 Record After 15 Games 2012/2011 ..........................................7-5-3/2-4-9 Ahead/Behind/Tied at Halftime ........................................3-0-0/1-2-0/3-3-3 Ahead/Behind/Tied at 75’.................................................5-0-0/0-5-0/2-0-2 Outshoot Opp./Opp. More Shots/Shots Tied ................. 4-2-2/2-3-1/1-0-0 Day/Night .................................................................................2-1-1/5-4-2 Grass/Turf .................................................................................7-3-2/0-2-1 Wearing All-Red Primary Kit ..............................................................5-3-3 Wearing All-Blue Secondary Kit .........................................................2-2-0 All-Time 16th Game of Season…………….………………………..…6-5-3 All-Time on June 29.…………………………………………………….1-0-0

A LOOK AT THE FIRE The Chicago Fire (7-5-3, 24 pts.) enter their 15th season of MLS play after rebounding midseason to post a 9-9-16 record, which left the side three points outside of the playoffs in 2011. Locking up the likes of Pavel Pardo and Logan Pause this past offseason, the team returns the entirety of its starting eleven to Toyota Park in 2012, while adding Uruguayan striker Federico Puppo, Brazilian midfielder Alex and Colombian midfielder Rafael Robayo to support the Ghanaian tandem of Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko. The team also reinforced their defensive corps in the offseason by adding German World Cup veteran Arne Friedrich as well as two young defenders via the MLS SuperDraft in center back Austin Berry and left back Hunter Jumper who will be expected to provide cover for the likes of Cory Gibbs, Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Segares and Dan Gargan in 2012.

CHICAGO FIRE – SPORTING KANSAS CITY SERIES The Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City meet for the second of three games during the 2012 MLS regular season Friday evening at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The Fire were victorious in the first meeting between the two squads 2-1 on Saturday, May 12.

PLAYER TRANSACTIONS OUT: D Kwame Watson-Siriboe – Traded (6/26/12) F Kheli Dube – Waived (6/26/12) D Pari Pantazopoulos – Waived (3/11/2012) M Mike Banner – Free Agent (1/23/2012) F Diego Chaves – Free Agent (1/1/2012) F Gabriel Ferrari – Waived (12/7/2011) F Cristian Nazarit – Waived (12/7/2011) M Baggio Husidic – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011) G Jon Conway – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011 G Alec Dufty – Re-Entry List (12/2/2011) IN: M Alexandre Monteiro De Lima – Signed (4/26/2012) F Chris Rolfe – Signed (4/16/2012) D Tony Walls – Signed (3/15/2012) G Paolo Tornaghi – Signed (3/8/2012) D Arne Friedrich – Signed (3/7/2012) D Hunter Jumper – Signed (3/6/2012) F Kheli Dube – Signed (1/27/2012) D Austin Berry – Drafted (1/12/2012) F Federico Puppo – Signed (1/11/2012) M Rafael Robayo – Signed (1/9/2012) F Orr Barouch – Rights purchased from Tigres (12/5/2011) G Jay Nolly – Traded from Vancouver (12/5/2011)

QUICK KICKS vs. Sporting Kansas City (9-4-2, 29 pts) • The Fire hold a 22-10-9 all-time MLS Regular Season record against Sporting Kansas City, including a 7-7-7 record in matches played away from home. • In the first matchup between the two squads this season, the Fire downed a 10-man Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at Toyota Park May 12. Sporting KC drew first blood in the 31st minute when Bobby Convey’s strike found the back of the net. The Men in Red would fight back in the second half when Sebastian Grazzini converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute. One minute later Sporting KC would lose a man as Roger Espinoza was shown a straight red card following a hard challenge on Grazzini at midfield and Dominic Oduro found the eventual game-winner in the 81st minute to give the Fire the 2-1 victory. • The Fire will face Sporting Kansas City three times in the MLS Regular Season. After hosting Sporting KC in May, the Men in Red will travel to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park twice on Friday, June 29 and again on Friday, September 28.

ATHLETICO “RECOVERY ROOM”: June 22, 2012 Chicago Fire OUT Cory Gibbs – Rt Meniscus Repair Steven Kinney – Rt Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis Sporting Kansas City OUT: Korede Aiyegbusi – Rt Knee Sprain Cyprian Hedrick – L Fibula Fracture Jon Kempin – Rt Ankle Fracture Luke Sassano – L Knee Sprain Shawn Singh – L Quad Strain QUESTIONABLE: Matt Besler – Appendicitis Bobby Convey – Rt Calf Strain Paulo Nagamura – Rt Abductor Strain PROBABLE: Kei Kamara – L Foot Sprain

CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB – www.Chicago-Fire.com – 7000 S. Harlem Ave. – Bridgeview, IL 60455 – 708.496.6725

Chicago vs. Sporting KC  

Chicago vs. Sporting KC

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