If the Chicago Fire are going to make the 2020 MLS playoffs, they’ll have to beat some quality teams to get there. Major League Soccer announced the remainder of the 2020 schedule this afternoon.
The final nine regular season games will see the Fire face the Montreal Impact, Sporting Kansas City (twice), D.C. United, Minnesota United, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Nashville SC and New York City FC. This follows this week’s previously announced home matches against Houston Dynamo (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+) and Atlanta United (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+).
Here’s a look at the remaining schedule:
- Saturday, Oct. 3 at Montreal Impact (Red Bull Arena) 6:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Sporting Kansas City 7:30 p.m. CT ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Sunday, Oct. 11 D.C. United 6:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Minnesota United FC 7:00 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Saturday, Oct. 17 Sporting Kansas City 2:30 p.m. CT Univision, TUDN, @TUDNUSA (Twitter Live Stream), 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Saturday, Oct. 24 New York Red Bulls 6:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Philadelphia Union 6:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Saturday, Oct. 31 at Nashville SC 7:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
- Sunday, Nov. 8 New York City FC 2:30 p.m. CT WGN-TV, ESPN+, 105.1 WOJO-HD2
A few scheduling notes:
The Fire will have six games left at Soldier Field—the two this week that were previously announced, as well as four more.
The Oct. 7 matchup with Sporting KC will not be shown on WGN, because the station will be broadcasting the Vice Presidential Debate. That match is still on ESPN+.
The Oct. 17 matchup with Sporting KC will be shown nationally on Univision and TUDN. An English audio feed is available via SAP, and on @TUDNUSA on Twitter.
In order to keep travel to a minimum, the Fire will play mostly Eastern Conference teams, along with a few teams from the West that are geographically close to Chicago.
As was the case previously, the plan remains to play the home games without fans at Soldier Field. It’s possible that could change, if local health officials relax the rules.