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Game Thread: Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire

Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire
BMO Field, 3:30pm EDT (1:30pm MDT)
TSN2, NBC Sports Network

Most TFC fans know this one: "You can shove the f***ing Fire up your" you-know-where. And wouldn't it be apt for TFC to get their first three points of the 2012 campaign by doing just that? For one, Aron Winter's job will be just that bit more secure, and potentially settle some of the questions that have been swirling since last week's loss to Chivas USA.

Good news for Reds supporters: the Field Marshal, Torsten Frings, is back and ready to stamp his authority.

Bad news (or more good news): Danny Koevermans and Nick Soolsma are sidelined.

Even more bad news (or even more...oh, you get the idea): Chris Rolfe is back, but won't be playing.

Otherwise, there are not many other major changes to either lineup; Chicago having arguably the healthier of the two squads but really, there isn't much separating the teams. Chicago has only scored one more goal than TFC this season so far (three), and one more win. It's not expected to be an offensive bonanza, so don't go in expecting a bucketload of goals.

With that said, let's get ready to rumble, shall we?

The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud and around 10 degrees at kickoff time, with 30% chance of showers. So dress warmly for one. But before you head off to the match, we've got some great reading material for you.

Oh yeah, and the Voyageurs are helping a local Toronto organization send disadvantaged kids to go see a Canadian World Cup qualifier match. Duncan will have more on it later, but if you are wanting to donate, PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY! It's a great cause.

Otherwise, we'll be kicking around the match, so feel free to hang out, share and chat! Let's stuff some Fire up the you-know-where, shall we?