How good are the Fire? Our men from Chicago (3-3-0) will get an opportunity to explore the magnitude of their turnaround on the road today against Sporting Kansas City (2-2-4). Sporting Park can be one of the tougher places to play in the USA when the Wiz-That-Was are on song.
Fortunately for the Men in Red, their hosts have not made a habit of the kind of ferocity and ruthlessness that characterized Blue Hell. This is a difficult road game, but not an impossible one; escaping with a point should be considered a solid effort.
Preview material for your delectation from Hot Time, the Blue Testament, Chicago Fire Confidential, mlssoccer.com. CoachTony's tactical talk awaits you here. And our always-sprightly Q&A with the Blue Testament weeps for attention in this corner here.
The Fire video team released this preview piece that features Adaílton and Shaun Maloney:
Broadcast: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes in USA; TSN2 in Canada
Streaming: WatchESPN in North America; MLS Live in international markets
As always, consider this the live gamethread! Lineups in the comments as soon as we get 'em.