The Chicago Fire are back in training in Bridgeview today after Wednesday’s day trip to Minnesota. The Fire had gotten to the team hotel, when they got word that Minnesota suspected another player had tested positive for COVID-19. MLS stepped in and canceled the match, and the Fire flew home without playing.
Chicago will face Sporting Kansas City at Soldier Field this Saturday (2:30 p.m. CT, Univision & TUDN). With no match to break down from last night, here are some stats to chew on, instead (these do not include stats from Wednesday night’s other matches):
- The Fire remain the only team in MLS without a road win. Of the team’s five wins, four have come at Soldier Field, and one came on the neutral site at MLS is Back.
- Chicago leads MLS in goals scored within the first 15 minutes of play, with eight. What’s more, 14 of the Fire’s 22 goals have come in the first half.
- That thing Raphael Wicky says about creating chances all time time? It’s still true. The Fire are fifth in MLS is chances created at 177. NYCFC leads the league with 205, followed by LAFC (191), New England (188) and Toronto FC (184).
- Robert Berić leads the Fire with seven goals on 44 shots—22 of those on goal. Berić is actually second in all of MLS in shots on goal, behind only Diego Rossi of LAFC, who has 28.
- Djordje Mihailović has assisted on three Berić goals, putting that duo tied at the top of MLS for assists by one player to one goal scorer.
- Before missing his last match due to yellow card accumulation, Francisco Calvo led all of MLS in interceptions.