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Fire Vs. Chivas USA Preview: Can Chicago Take Advantage Of Chivas' Struggles At Home?

The Chicago Fire (2-2-2) have a road match against Chivas USA (3-5-0) on Friday night (ESPN3, 10 p.m. CT).

Apr 21, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Chicago Fire forward Patrick Nyarko (14) heads the ball against Toronto FC defender Richard Eckersley (27) at BMO Field. The Fire beat the FC 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 21, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Chicago Fire forward Patrick Nyarko (14) heads the ball against Toronto FC defender Richard Eckersley (27) at BMO Field. The Fire beat the FC 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Fire have an important road match against Chivas USA on Friday night (ESPN3, 10 p.m. CT), and they will be looking to take advantage of a Chivas team that has yet to record a single point at home this season. Most of their struggles are on the offense end, where they have an MLS-worst four goals in eight games. As noted in the cross-talk between writers at Hot Time in Old Town (SB Nation's Fire blog) and The Goat Parade (the Chivas USA blog), Alejandro Moreno and Juan Pablo Angel have been a mismatched pair on the front line for Chivas and shouldn't be considered a front-line tandem going forward.

As for the Fire, here is a video preview that comes via the official team website featuring thoughts on the upcoming game from Dominic Oduro, Arne Friedrich and Dustin Berry:

Here is the information you need to find Friday's game on TV and radio:

Game time/date: Friday, May 4, 100:00 p.m. CT

Location: Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, CA

TV: ESPN3, ESPN Deportes

Radio: 97.5 FM

For more on this game, stick with SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Fire visit Hot Time in Old Town and for more on Chivas USA, be sure to check out The Goat Parade. For more news and notes around MLS, check out SB Nation's soccer news hub.