Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Chicago Fire faces San Jose earthquake after shutout victory

Chicago Fire (4-8-5, 13th in Eastern Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (3-7-6, 14th in Western Conference)

San Jose, California; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT

fanduel sportsbook Line: San Jose +111, Chicago +216, Draw +268; is more/less 2.5 goals

Bottom line: One game, the Chicago Fire play the San Jose Earthquakes after closing out the Philadelphia Union 1-0.

Quakes are 3-1-4 in home games. Earthquake ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 25 targets, led by Jeremy Abobis.

Fire is 1-6-2 in road games. Fire is 2-5 in a game of a goal.

The teams will meet on a Sunday for the first time this season.

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Top Performer: Ebobisse has nine goals and one aid for Earthquake. Cristian Espinoza has scored three goals and four assists in his last 10 appearances.

Xherdan Shaqiri has scored three goals and added three assists for the fire. Brian Gutierrez has received an assist in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Quake: 3-3-4, averaging 1.6 goals, 4.5 shots on goal and 5.5 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.9 goals per game.

Fire: 2-7-1, averaging 1.0 goals, 4.7 shots on goal and 5.6 corner kicks per game while 2.0 goals per game are allowed.

Not expected to play: Earthquake: Oseni Bouda (injured), Oscar Agren (injured), Jorge Asomani (injured), Nico Tsakiris (injured), Amy Ochoa (injured), Marcos Lopez (injured), Gilbert Fuentes (injured), Jackson Yuil (wounded), Francisco Calvo (wounded).

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Fire: Kendall Burks (injured), Chris Brady (injured), Mauricio Pineda (injured), Wyatt Omsberg (injured), Jairo Torres (injured), Miguel Navarro (injured).

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