The New York Red Bulls were the hottest team in Major League Soccer before the extended MLS break, and they will look to recapture that momentum tonight by beating the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park (5pm, NBC Sports Network).
The Fire have lost three of their past four in league play, but have been strong at home this season, boasting a 3-1-2 record. They will look to contain a Red Bulls attack that will be without French star Thierry Henry, but that will feature scoring leader Kenny Cooper.
For Chicago, the key for the offense will be getting Dominic Oduro going. The speedy striker has struggled for goals in recent MLS play, but should find some chances against a slow Red Bulls defense.
For New York, the key will be winning the battle in midfield, with Dax McCarty looking to continue an outstanding season for the Red Bulls. They are unbeaten in MLS play in their past six matches.
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