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posted: 9/14/2012 3:58 PM

Fire scouting report

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Montreal Impact at Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Toyota Park

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Scouting Montreal: The Impact (12-14-3, 39 points) might need to win all of its five remaining games to make the playoffs, so this game is crucial for coach Jesse Marsch's crew. Patrice Bernier leads the team with 9 goals and is second with 8 assists.

Scouting the Fire: The Fire (14-8-5, 47 points) is one of the hottest teams in MLS, having climbed into second place (pending Friday night's Houston-Sporting Kansas City match) in the Eastern Conference with seven games left. Chris Rolfe has pulled into a tie for the team lead with the departed Marco Pappa at 6 goals apiece.

Next: Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Toyota Park

-- Orrin Schwarz

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