By Orrin Schwarz
Chicago Fire at Chivas USA, 9 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot Center
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Scouting the Fire: The goal for the Fire (2-4-11, 17 points) is simple: get some goals and get 3 points. The team is on a seven-game unbeaten streak that includes six ties. Midfielder Daniel Paladini is suspended due to yellow card accumulation, but Cristian Nazarit returns from suspension and Logan Pause says he's recovered from a concussion.
Scouting Chivas USA: Chivas (4-7-5, 17 points) is struggling, having lost three matches in a row under first-year coach Robin Fraser. Justin Braun leads the team with 4 goals this season.
Next: at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m. next Saturday at Home Depot Center