Fire-Chivas USA Preview foxsports Jul 1, 2011 at 3:32p ET Thanks to some superb defensive play under interim coach Frank Klopas, the Chicago Fire are riding one of the longest unbeaten streaks in team history. However, they still remain near the bottom Article continues below ... of the Eastern Conference standings. A lack of scoring is mostly to blame, but the Fire have a good chance to earn a rare win Saturday night when they face a struggling Chivas USA defense at The Home Depot Center. Since Klopas replaced Carlos de los Cobos on May 30, Chicago (2-4-11) has given up two goals in six contests but is 1-0-5 over that span. That stretch, along with a tie in their final game under de los Cobos, has given the Fire their longest run without a loss since a team-best 5-0-6 start to the 2009 season. Chicago allowed a goal late in the first half at home Sunday against New York, but Marco Pappa forced a 1-all draw by scoring his team’s third goal in six games. The Fire are tied for seventh in the East with Sporting Kansas City and just two points ahead of last-place New England. However, they could move as high as fourth place with a victory over Chivas (4-7-5), loser of a season-high three straight. “We need wins in the league,” forward Patrick Nyarko told MLS’ official website. “(Chivas holds) a really high (defensive) line and we’re going to try to exploit that with our pace. We haven’t been scoring that many goals, but we know we’ve been creating chances and we know the goals will come.” Chivas has allowed seven goals during its skid and gave up the tiebreaking score in the 82nd minute of last Saturday’s 3-2 loss at East-leading Philadelphia. “We’ve got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot,” coach Robin Fraser said. “We’ve done it game in and game out. We’re giving up way too many leads and either tying or losing games that I think we should win.” Chivas was handed its most lopsided home loss from last season in its most recent matchup with Chicago, 4-1 on Oct. 23. The Fire are 4-0-1 in their last five MLS matchups with Chivas after losing four of the previous five. They’re seeking a third straight road win in the series and won’t have to defend one of Chivas’ top scorers, Alejandro Moreno. Moreno, tied for second on his team with three goals, is away with the Venezuelan national team. The Fire, meanwhile, are expected to have forward Cristian Nazarit available following a two-game suspension. Chicago also will play its next MLS game at The Home Depot Center, taking on West leader Los Angeles on July 9.