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
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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