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Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City SC | 2016 MLS Match Preview

CHICAGO FIRE vs. ORLANDO CITY SC
Toyota Park | Bridgeview, Ill.
Sunday, August 14 | Week #23 | MLS Game #237
4 pm ET (UniMas in the US | MLS LIVE in Canada)

A pair of Eastern Conference clubs in search of points to boost their playoff positioning meet when the Chicago Fire play host to Orlando City SC on Saturday evening at Toyota Park. The Fire sit at the foot of the conference standings, eight points below the red line, after their long road winless stretch was extended in a 3-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake last Saturday evening. Orlando City sit right on the red line, in a tie for sixth place, following their first home loss in more than a year in a 3-1 defeat by Seattle Sounders FC last Saturday at Camping World Stadium.

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  • Broadcast Note: The Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City SC match on Sunday, August 14 (4 p.m. ET) will now air nationally on UniMás.  The game will be simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and SAP will be available.
  • The Fire return home after having their club-record road losing slide and MLS-record road winless streaks extended yet again, following their 3-1 loss at Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening.
  • Kaká recorded an assist for a second consecutive game, setting up the lone Orlando City goal, but his club wasn’t able to build upon a first win in six games, falling 3-1 to Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday afternoon at Camping World Stadium.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. OCSC’s Cyle Larin and the Fire’s David Accam traded goals in the opening quarter-hour to leave the teams in a 1-1 deadlock March 11 at Camping World Stadium.
  • The teams met three times in league play in Orlando City SC’s inaugural season – and OCSC came away with a result on each occasion. The Lions won both matches at Toyota Park, winning 3-2 on June 6 and 1-0 on Sept. 19; they played to a 1-1 draw Aug. 29 at the Citrus Bowl. The teams also met in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, the Fire advancing with a 3-1 win at Toyota Park.

REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): C.J. Morgante; AR2 (opposite): Joe Fletcher; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic
MLS Career: 155 games; FC/gm: 26.5; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 36; pens: 49

SUSPENDED: ORL: David Mateos (caution accumulation; through Aug. 14); Antonio Nocerino (through Aug. 14)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: CHI: Joao Meira, Matt Polster … ORL: Carlos Rivas, Servando Carrasco
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Fire 0 wins, 4 goals … Orlando City 2 wins, 6 goals … Ties 2
AT CHICAGO (2 meetings): Fire 0 wins, 2 goals … Orlando City 2 wins, 4 goals … Ties 0

  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. OCSC’s Cyle Larin and the Fire’s David Accam traded goals in the opening quarter-hour to leave the teams in a 1-1 deadlock March 11 at Camping World Stadium.
  • The teams met three times in league play in Orlando City SC’s inaugural season – and OCSC came away with a result on each occasion. The Lions won both matches at Toyota Park, winning 3-2 on June 6 and 1-0 on Sept. 19; they played to a 1-1 draw Aug. 29 at the Citrus Bowl.
  • The teams also met in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, the Fire advancing with a 3-1 win at Toyota Park.
  • Coaches record: Veljko Paunovic vs. ORL: P1 W0 L0 T1… Jason Kreis vs. CHI: P14 W2 L4 T8

LAST MEETING [MLS]:
3/11: ORL 1, CHI 1 (Larin 4 – Accam 14)

  • Orlando City SC took the lead after just four minutes when Cyle Larin pulled in a Kevin Molino feed, side-stepped a defender at the top of the box and fired past Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson.
  • The Fire answered back 10 minutes later when David Accam hit home, streaking behind the defense to collect a long ball from John Goossens and beat Orlando ‘keeper Joe Bendik.
  • The home side played a man up for the final hour after Chicago defender Michael Harrington was sent off for a reckless tackle on Brek Shea in the 32nd minute.
  • ORLANDO CITY SC (4-3-2-1): Joseph Bendik - Rafael Ramos, Tommy Redding, Seb Hines, Brek Shea - Cristian Higuita (Hadji Barry 73), Servando Carrasco, Antonio Nocerino (Pedro Ribeiro 63) - Adrian Winter, Kevin Molino - Cyle Larin.
  • CHICAGO FIRE (3-4-1-2): Matt Lampson - Joao Meira, Jonathan Campbell, Johan Kappelhof - Michael Harrington (ejected 32), Matt Polster, John Goossens (Razvan Cocis 73), Brandon Vincent - Arturo Alvarez (Rodrigo Ramos 87) - Kennedy Igboananike (Joey Calistri 84), David Accam.

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Chicago
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W
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L
D
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Orlando
D
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D
D
W
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Season Stats

Chicago Fire FCOrlando City SC
21Games Played22
4Wins5
11Losses6
6Draws11
20Goals36
30Goals Conceded39
168Shots202
66Shots on Target89
255Fouls committed305
239Fouls suffered257
59Offside36
105Corners120

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CHI612120201
ORL361021361.6
01234+Avg
CHI171101.2
ORL135211.9
01234+Avg
CHI550100.7
ORL235001.3

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CHI66522301.4
ORL251221391.8
01234+Avg
CHI522011
ORL155101.5
01234+Avg
CHI143211.8
ORL107112.1
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