Sporting Kansas City at Chicago Fire
When: 2 p.m. at Toyota Park
Scouting Sporting Kansas City: Sporting Kansas City (7-5-6, 27 points) is undefeated in its last three matches. Claudio Bieler leads the club with 8 goals, but Graham Zusi is the engine in the middle of the park. Zusi has 5 assists.
Scouting the Fire: The Fire (6-7-3, 21 points) will try to extend its nine-match unbeaten streak, but it might have to play without midfielder Patrick Nyarko (hamstring) and Logan Pause (back). Paolo Tornaghi again replaces Sean Johnson (international duty) in goal.
Next: Club America, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Toyota Park
-- Orrin Schwarz