Chicago Fire FC today announced its match schedule for the rest of September. Following Saturday’s home match against Columbus Crew (2:30 p.m. CT, Univision and TUDN), the Fire will head to Florida to face Orlando City, before hosting Houston Dynamo and Atlanta United at Soldier Field to close out the month.
All three matches will start at 6:30 p.m. CT, and can be seen on WGN-TV and ESPN+. As of right now, no fans will be allowed at Soldier Field for either of the home matches.
Here is the rest of the Fire’s September schedule:
- Saturday, Sept. 19 at Orlando City SC
- Wednesday, Sept. 23 vs. Houston Dynamo
- Sunday, Sept. 27 vs. Atlanta United FC
The remainder of the the Fire’s 2020 regular season schedule will be announced at a later date. The team is expected to play nine more matches before the 2020 playoffs begin. Right now, Chicago sits in last place in the MLS Eastern Conference.
MLS also released details today about how the 2020 playoffs will work:
The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will again consist of single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on Dec. 12.
As previously announced, in an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9) to determine the two additional Eastern Conference teams that will qualify for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1.
The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed. The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.