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Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew: Gameday Primer, How To Watch, & Open Thread

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

MLS: Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

MLS Week 26 | Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Kickoff: 6:00pm CT

Referee: Armando Villarreal

Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, TJ Zablocki

4th Official: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: Robert Sibiga


The rivalry between the Fire and the Crew is one of the oldest in the league. And all signs are pointing to tonight being the last ever meeting between these two teams. It makes the pointed lack of hype from the Fire FO and the league all the more damning. But the rivalry still means something to the fans. To us. Here’s to the end of a long and bitter feud.

PREVIEW & VIEWING OPTIONS

Full Preview: Fire vs Crew

Television: N/A

Online Streaming: ESPN+

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

CHICAGO FIRE

Starting XI: Cleveland; Vincent, Schweinsteiger, Kappelhof; Edwards, Bronico, McCarty (c), Hasler; De Leeuw, Mihailovic, Nikolic

Bench: Sanchez, Dean, Adams, Conner, Johnson, Gordon, Katai

COLUMBUS CREW

Starting XI: Steffen; Valenzuela, Sauro, Williams, Afful; Clark, Trapp (c); Meram, Artur, Santos; Zardes

Bench: Kempin, Jimenez, Mensah, Higuain, Grella, Hansen, Mulins


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