There are still ten games left in the MLS regular season for the Chicago Fire, but tonight’s match against Atlanta United at Soldier Field is, potentially, a “six-pointer.” At the moment, Atlanta sits in the 10th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Fire are in 12th—just two points behind Atlanta—so tonight’s match is a crucial one for both teams.
“Every point counts, especially in this shortened season,” Brandt Bronico said in a video released by the Fire after training on Saturday. “So, obviously, three points is our priority.”
The Fire are looking to build off Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Houston—the team’s most complete performance of the season. Two wins in a row could mean the team is improving at just the right time. Another loss, and maybe it’s the same old, up-and-down Fire.
One bit of big news: Johan Kappelhof is listed as questionable for the Fire. He’s been out since the start of the MLS is Back tournament with a hip flexor injury, so being listed as questionable is a good sign.
Chicago Fire FC vs. Atlanta United
Sunday, September 27, 2020
MLS Regular Season Match #14 | Soldier Field, Chicago
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CT
TV: WGN-TV (local)
Streaming: ESPN+ (sign up using our link!)
Radio: 1200 AM TUDN
Live Twitter Updates: @HotTimeOldTown (from Ruben)
Next Up: Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire | Saturday, Oct. 3 | Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ | 6:30 p.m. CT | WGN-TV & ESPN+
Chicago Fire Injuries
- OUT: GK - Kenneth Kronholm (torn ACL, meniscus tear 8/11, out for season)
- OUT: M - Luka Stojanovic (MCL surgery 7/23)
- OUT: M - Jeremiah Gutjahr (knee injury)
- OUT: M - Przemyslaw Frankowski (not medically cleared)
- QUESTIONABLE: D - Johan Kappelhof (hip flexor)
Atlanta United Injuries
- OUT: F - Josef Martinez (torn ACL 2/29)
- OUT: F - Erick Torres (knee sprain)