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Ghosts Of Summers Past: Chicago Fire vs Los Angeles FC, MLS Week 31 Preview

The Fire welcome club legend Bob Bradley back to Toyota Park

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The Chicago Fire may be terrible, but you have to give them credit: they’re finding new and exciting ways to be terrible.

The Men In Red will get another chance to explore new frontiers in suckitude when they host Los Angeles FC, a team that didn’t exist this year. We know they’re good, and they have a Ring Of Fire inductee on the sidelines.

Brace yourselves. This is probably going to hurt.

Previously On...

Two wins and a draw from their last three games. Unbeaten in six games. This is going to suck.

Suggested Lineup

Sanchez; Vincent, Schweinsteiger, Kappelhof, Hasler; Bronico, McCarty; De Leeuw, Mihailovic, Katai; Nikolic

I’m letting Saturday’s team ride again. Pauno made a handful of changes on Wednesday, mostly for rotation’s sake, but I think tomorrow we should go back to this. I’d be down for swapping out Cleveland for Sanchez, though, but I don’t think it’ll happen.

Keys To The Match

Score First: The Fire didn’t score first (or at all) on Wednesday. They lost. They scored first in the previous two games. A win and a draw. Come on, guys, not hard to figure out.

Twirling Towards Fredom: On Wednesday the Fire seemed to do well for a while against NYCFC by rotating their backline. Kept the opposition attackers off-balance. Maybe that could work for a while here too?

Pray: Yeah, I don’t know guys. This has all the makings of a bloodbath. If you believe in a Higher Power, now’s the time to give them a ring.

How To Watch

Television: Univision

Streaming: Twitter

Final Thoughts

Can the Fire hold out and get something out of this game? Let us know in the comments below!