The Chicago Fire are in Foxborough, Mass. ahead of today’s match with the New England Revolution. It’s the debut of Tyler Terens and Tony Meola on the broadcast on WGN-TV and ESPN+, and it could also be the debut for new designated player signings Ignacio Aliseda and Gastón Giménez. Both players joined their new Fire teammates late in the week in training, so we’ll see if Raphael Wicky thinks they’re ready to help the team today. The 18-man roster should be out sometime around 11:30 a.m. CT—about an hour before kickoff.
Some good news: A source tells Hot Time in Old Town the Fire’s two remaining new signings—right back Boris Sekulić and attacking midfielder Luka Stojanović—are both due to arrive in Chicago tonight.
Some bad news: As we told you earlier this week, forward CJ Sapong is out for a second match in a row with a chest injury, although Wicky was hopeful Sapong would be ready for the Orlando City match. Defender Nick Slonina is also listed as out with hip muscle strain, and Przemyslaw Frankowski is questionable with hip joint irritation.
As for the Revs, midfielder Luis Caicedo and defender Alexander Buttner are both listed as out, and defender Antonio Delamea, midfielder Carles Gil, and goalkeeper Matt Turner are all questionable.
New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire
Saturday, March 7, 2020
MLS Match 2 | Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. CT
Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription required, but the broadcast window starts 15 minutes earlier than WGN, so there’s a bit more pre-match coverage - sign up with our link!)
Radio: Univision Radio WRTO AM 1200
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Next Up: MLS Match 3: Orlando City vs. Chicago Fire | Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. CT | Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Fla. | TV: WGN, Streaming: ESPN+, Radio: Univision Radio WRTO AM 1200