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The Lions head to Illinois to take on the Chicago Fire for the first time in MLS play. Can Orland make it four straight matches without a loss? Can they break the draw streak and take three points? Here's your open thread with all the info you need.

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Welcome to your live thread for tonight's match between Orlando City and the Chicago Fire. The Lions have a modest unbeaten streak of three games (one win, two draws) and hope to make it four against a much-improved Fire squad that had its own three-game unbeaten streak snapped in midweek, 3-1 at D.C. United.

City will be without Brek Shea (international duty), Tyler Turner (international duty), Conor Donovan (international duty), Bryan Rochez (international duty), Tommy Redding (knee), and Martin Paterson (knee), in addition to the other long-term knocks to Kevin Molino and Tony Cascio. Adrian Heath has everyone else back in the lineup, including last Saturday's hero, Pedro Ribeiro, who will likely start the game on the bench while he works his way up to full match fitness from a torn hamstring sustained on April 3.

Although Carlos Rivas struggled to finish last week, he might be Heath's best bet for an attacking partner for Cyle Larin, as Lewis Neal isn't quite as dynamic offensively. It's possible we'll see a formation change tonight, but I think Heath stays with the 4-2-3-1 with Ribeiro still trying to get fully fit.

The last time Orlando City met Chicago, the Fire was knocking the Lions out of the quarterfinals of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, by a 5-1 score. This time, both teams are battling for a playoff spot in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.

Here's all the content you need to prepare for tonight's match:

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall

Defenders: Luke Boden, Sean St. LedgerAurelien Collin, Rafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: Darwin Ceren, Cristian Higuita

Attacking Midfielders: Lewis Neal, Kaká, Eric Avila

Forward: Pedro Ribeiro

Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Seb HinesCarlos Rivas, Harrison Heath, Cyle Larin, Amobi Okugo, Danny Mwanga

Chicago Fire (4-4-1-1)

Goalkeeper: Jon Busch

Defenders: Lovel Palmer, Adailton, Jeff Larentowicz, Eric Gehrig

Midfielders: David Accam, Matt Polster, Razvan Cocis, Joevin Jones

Attacking Midfielder: Harry Shipp

Forward: Kennedy Igboananike

Bench: Sean Johnson, Chris Ritter, Guly do Prado, Michael Stephens, Matt Watson, Quincy Amarikwa, Mike Magee

Referees

REF: Juan Guzman

AR1: George Gansner III

AR2: Jason White

4TH: Younes Marrakchi

How to Watch:

Match time: 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

TV: Locally on My65 and regionally on FOX Sports Florida

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 AM (Spanish)

Streaming: MLS Live

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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