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Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Lineups, Game Highlights, and How to Watch

Lineups, streaming info, and live MLS coverage as the Fire face off against SKC

MLS: Chicago Fire at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

MLS Week 2 | Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Kickoff: 5pm CT

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Logan Brown

4th Official: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: David Gantar


Ready or not, here they come.

The Chicago Fire finally kick off their 2018 campaign when they host Sporting Kansas City this afternoon. Offseason roster moves didn’t go as many fans— or, indeed, club officials— had hoped. There’s an undeniable sense that this team is incomplete and unprepared to face the new season.

But time is up. The Men In Red have to be ready today.

They face a SKC team that stumbled in Week 1 and will be anxious to get some points on the board and ease some tensions back home.

For a Week 2 fixture, both teams seem to have a lot on the line.


PREVIEW & VIEWING OPTIONS

Full Preview: Fire vs SKC

Television: FOX Sports KC | FOX Sports Midwest Plus

Online Streaming: MLS Live (more info here and here)

Live Updates: @HotTimeOldTown (livetweets by Ruben) | MLS Matchcenter

CHICAGO FIRE

Starting XI: Sanchez; Vincent, Dean, Kappelhof, Polster; Tchani, McCarty (c); Katai, Schweinsteiger, Solignac; Nikolic

Bench: Cleveland, Ellis, Corrales, Bronico, Adams, Bakero, Collier

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Starting XI: Melia; Sinovic, Besler, Opara, Zusi; Espinoza, Ilie, Gutierrez; Salloi, Shelton, Russell

Bench: Zendejas, Amor, Lindsey, Lobato, Medranda, Croizet, Fernandes


FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

9’ 0-1, Felipe Guiterrez

44’ 0-2, Johnny Russell


SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS

70’ 1-2, Bastian Schweinsteiger

74’ 2-2, Nemanja Nikolic

82’ 3-2, Nemanja Nikolic

84’ 3-3, Jimmy Medranda

86’ 3-4, Felipe Gutierrez


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