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
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
Fast start for @SportingKC! Felipe Gutierrez cleans up. #CHIvSKC https://t.co/OVXJbPRo9G— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 10, 2018
44’ 0-2, Johnny Russell
HT: Nice way to end the half for @SportingKC.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 10, 2018
Johnny Russell gets his first in MLS & it's 2-0! #CHIvSKC https://t.co/oAmihtV2Cj
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
70’ 1-2, Bastian Schweinsteiger
Schweinsteiger the PLAYMAKER. ⚡️— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018
Katai heads home to pull one back. #CHIvSKC https://t.co/imUwsP8odF
74’ 2-2, Nemanja Nikolic
NIKOOOOO #cf97 https://t.co/VzQjjRlGph— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) March 11, 2018
82’ 3-2, Nemanja Nikolic
84’ 3-3, Jimmy Medranda
86’ 3-4, Felipe Gutierrez
The run. The ball. The dummy. The finish.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018
It's 4-3 & we're officially losing our minds. #CHIvSKC https://t.co/fv8rppAqD4
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