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Chicago Fire vs. Atlanta United: Gameday Guide & How to Watch

The Fire go for two wins in a row Sunday night at Soldier Field

CJ Sapong
Chicago Fire FC

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)