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New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire | MLS Match Preview

NEW YORK RED BULLS vs CHICAGO FIRE
RED BULL ARENA, Harrison, N.J.
September 11, 2015 (WEEK 28, MLS Game #275)
7 p.m. ET (UniMás; UDN)

Teams at opposite ends of the Eastern Conference meet when the New York Red Bulls play host to the Chicago Fire onViernes de Fútbol at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls now sit in second place in the East, just two points out of the topspot heading into the weekend, following their comprehensive 3-0 win against division leaders D.C. United two weeksago at home. The Fire sit at the foot of the Eastern standings, still winless on their travels this season following a 4-3defeat at the Montréal Impact last Saturday evening.

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips netted a pair of goals to lead the Red Bulls to a 3-0 win against D.C. United in their last match, Aug. 30 at Red Bull Arena. Wright-Phillips now has 13 goals this season, eight of them having come in the last 10 games, dating back to June 28.
  • The Fire had their road winless streak extended to 21 games – now tied for the second-longest in MLS history – as the Montréal Impact came back with two goals in four minutes to snatch a 4-3 win Saturday at Stade Saputo. The Fire are the only team without a win on the road in MLS this season (now 0-8-5).
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Kennedy Igboananike scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 73rd minute that capped a Fire comeback, pulling them back to a 3-2 victory Aug. 26 at Toyota Park.
  • The Fire have come away with points on two of their last three visits to Red Bull Arena. When the Fire won 2-0 in Harrison in the final meeting between the teams in 2012, it was their first away win in the series since the 2009 season.
  • The Red Bulls have never won at Toyota Park. Their last away win against Chicago came May 14, 2005, a 3-0 win at Soldier Field. Since then, the Fire are undefeated in their last 14 home matches in the league series (9-0-5).

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REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Richard Gamache; 4th: Marcos de Oliveira
MLS Career: 59 games; FC/gm: 22.8; Y/gm: 2.7; R: 17; pens: 14

SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NYR: Dax McCarty, Connor Lade … CHI: Eric Gehrig, Matt Polster
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NYR: Sacha Kljestan, Felipe Martins, Chris Duvall, Mike Grella, LloydSam, Matt Miazga … CHI: Chris Ritter, Adailton, Patrick Nyarko, Kennedy Igboananike
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (49 meetings): Red Bulls 13 wins (0 shootout), 61 goals … Fire 26 wins (0 shootout), 83 goals … Ties 10
AT RED BULLS (24 meetings): Red Bulls 10 wins (0 shootout), 38 goals …Fire 11 wins (0 shootout), 38 goals …Ties 3
FUTURE MATCH: 10/25: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls, tbd

  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Kennedy Igboananike scored a pair of goals, includingthe game-winner in the 73rd minute that capped a Fire comeback, pulling them back to a 3-2 victory Aug. 26 at Toyota Park.
  • The Fire have come away with points on two of their last three visits to Red Bull Arena. When the Fire won 2-0in Harrison in the final meeting between the teams in 2012, it was their first away win in the series since the2009 season.
  • The Red Bulls have never won at Toyota Park. Their last away win against Chicago came May 14, 2005, a 3-0win at Soldier Field. Since then, the Fire are unbeaten in their last 14 home games in the league series (9-0-5).
  • Coaches record: Jesse Marsch vs. CHI: P3 W0 L2 D1 … Frank Yallop vs. NYR: P24 W9 L7 D8

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Chicago
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Season Stats

New York Red BullsChicago Fire
25Games Played27
12Wins7
7Losses14
6Draws6
43Goals34
28Goals Conceded42
271Shots283
128Shots on Target130
324Fouls committed352
327Fouls suffered359
84Offside72
143Corners159

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
RBNY29941431.7
CHI89550341.3
01234+Avg
RBNY144211.8
CHI443301.4
01234+Avg
RBNY155201.6
CHI452201.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
RBNY89611281.1
CHI58941421.6
01234+Avg
RBNY642000.7
CHI544101.1
01234+Avg
RBNY254111.5
CHI045312.1
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