Even without David Accam - suspended for his late-game lash-out at Jalil Anibaba on Sunday - the Chicago Fire are favorites in today's match against Real Salt Lake. This is owed partially to the Royals' terrible offensive struggles (no goals in 10 hours), and partially to the Men in Red's persuasive form in the early going (three wins in three).
The team last met a year ago at Toyota Park, when Salt Lake overturned a 2-1 deficit with two goals after 90 minutes to stun the Fire, 3-2. Only four of the Fire's starters in that game have played for the team in 2015.
TV: CSN Chicago PLUS**
Streaming: MLS Live
Radio: 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes
Out: CHICAGO: David Accam (suspension), Mike Magee (hip), Patrick Nyarko (knee). SALT LAKE: Joao Plata (knee), Javier Morales (knee).
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** This is a last-minute change brought on by the White Sox rescheduling to tonight. The Fire game will start on CSN Chicago, but will be pre-empted by the White Sox. It will be shown in its entirety on CSN Chicago Plus.