clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

GAMETHREAD: Fire v Vancouver, RIGHT NOW

New, 45 comments

CF97's backline experiment continues, as the captain moves into the backline tonight against a tricky Whitecaps attack

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago certainly aren't standing pat. A mere four days after experimenting with captain Jeff Larentowicz at a centerback position - in a relatively safe place, in a friendly against Tottenham - manager Frank Yallop has carried it over into a completely different environment, putting the same back four out for tonight's match against Vancouver:

The exclusion of Harrison Shipp probably comes as some shock to casual observers, but Shipp's fatigue was apparent against Spurs. He is available on the bench, as are normal starting center backs Bakary Soumare and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and recent addition Razvan Cocis.

The Whitecaps counter with a strong XI:

Kickoff is in, as I type this, about 30 minutes. LET US DO THIS THING, CF97. Behold our ginger shutdown crew! Please?