NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls will take on the Chicago Fire in a crucial MLS Eastern Conference midweek matchup at Red Bull Arena this afternoon.

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The Red Bulls have struggled to go ahead and secure the victories in last few outings and will be hoping to finally put one away and college the three points.

New York failed to hold on to a 2-1 lead and played to a fourth draw in their last seven games on Sunday against the Seattle Sounders FC.

In fact, the team won just once the past seven, with victory coming against DC United almost two months ago.

Striker Sebastien Le Toux, who debuted for the Red Bulls on Sunday, following the trade from Vancouver for Dane Richards will be hoping to make his presence felt.

Meanwhile, The Chicago Fire were able to bounced back from a home defeat to the L.A. Galaxy, with a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Toyota Park.

New York Team:

Goalkeeper: Bill Gaudette
Defence: Dax McCarty: Brandon Barklage: Marcus Holgersson: Wilman Conde: Roy Miller
Midfield: Victor Palsson: Joel Lindpere: Mehdi Ballouchy
Forward: Thierry Henry: Sebastien Le Toux

Substitutes: Kenny Cooper: Stephen Keel: Connor Lade: Jeremy Vuolo: Tyler Ruthven: Jonathan Borrajo: Jhonny Arteaga

Chicago Fire Team

Goalkeeper: Sean Johnson
Defence: Dan Gargan: Jalil Anibaba: Austin Berry: Gonzalo Segares
Midfield: Marco Pappa: Logan Pause: Pavel Pardo: Chris Rolfe: Alexandre Monteiro De Lima
Forward: Dominic Oduro

Substitutes: Rafael Robayo: Patrick Nyarko: Jay Nolly: Hunter Jumper: Orr Barouch: Corben Bone: Daniel Paladini


Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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