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Game thread: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union travel to Bridgeview in an attempt to put out the Fire in a critical Eastern Conference match.

Jonathan Daniel
UNION GAME #21
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Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
July 19, 2014
8:30 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town
Starting XI
Quincy Amarikwa, Mike Magee Forward Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey
Alex, Jeff Larentowicz, Matt Watson, Harrison Shipp Midfield Danny Cruz, Amobi Okugo, Michael Lahoud, Vincent Nogueira
Lovel Palmer, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares Defense Ray Gaddis, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams
Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Kyle Reynish, Patrick Ianni, Greg Cochrane, Marco Franco, Grant Ward, Chris Ritter, Matthew Fondy Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Fred, Brian Carroll, Brian Brown, Andrew Wenger, Aaron Wheeler
Stats (Explained Here)
.513 (6th) TSR .532 (4th)
.472 (12th) DZR .505 (8th)
.490 (11th) xGR .502 (8th)
Game Officials
Referee: Geoff Gamble
Assistant: Daniel Belleau
Assistant: Peter Balciunas
Fourth: Kevin Terry, Jr.

The Philadelphia Union appear to be in sixth place in the standings, but they are 7th in points per game. The team that is 6th in points per game is the Chicago Fire, who appear in 8th in the standings because they have played 17 games to this point, whereas the Union have already completed 20. Suffice to say then, this is a fairly big game for the Union, and it has not come at an ideal time. This will be the Union's third MLS game in eight days, and fatigue could very well be a factor.

Will the combination of fatigue and the Fire doom the Union tonight in Bridgeview? Comment on the game in our thread below!