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posted: 5/24/2013 6:28 PM

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Chicago Fire at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium

TV: Channel 50

Scouting the Fire: The Fire (2-7-1, 7 points) has gone 277 minutes and more than a month since it last scored a goal, and it has been shut out 6 times this year. It has held the lead just 14 minutes out of 900 played. Right back Wells Thompson will be suspended for this match. Central defender Bakary Soumare could play in this match just two days after being traded to the Fire from Philadelphia.

Scouting Real Salt Lake: Alvaro Saborio leads RSL (6-5-2, 20 points) with 3 goals, but watch out for mighty-mite Joao Plata. The 5-foot-2 forward leads the team with 4 assists and is very active. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando is one of the league's best and a long-time Fire nemesis.

Next:at Charlotte Eagles, 6 p.m. Wednesday in a U.S. Open Cup third-round match.

-- Orrin Schwarz

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