In just their second home match of the season, the Chicago Fire host the New England Revolution at Soldier Field tonight (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+).
With another home match looming against the Columbus Crew next weekend, this stretch marks the Fire’s first two-game home stand of the season. The team will be looking for the kind of success they found in the home opener—a dominant, 3-0 win over FC Cincinnati on Aug. 25.
“The first game here that we played against Cincinnati we had a good result, solidified this place as a fortress that we need to protect,” Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein said. “So that’s kind of the mentality we gotta take into these next two home games. Get six points, and make this place somewhere that other teams come in and are afraid to play against us.”
The Fire and Revs met back in March in New England, in what ended up being the final match for both clubs before the COVID-19 shutdown began. The Fire escaped New England with a 1-1 draw in that match, with Bornstein heading home the equalizer.
At the moment, the Fire sit next-to-last in the MLS Eastern Conference with eight points on the season. New England is eighth in the East on 11 points.
Ahead of Sunday's #cffc match against #NERevs, the Fire trained at Soldier Field today. pic.twitter.com/BIbkVHeaqK— Patrick McCraney (@patrickmccraney) September 6, 2020
Chicago Fire FC vs. New England Revolution
Sunday, September 6, 2020
MLS Regular Season Match #10 | Soldier Field, Chicago
TV: WGN-TV (local)
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Radio: 105.1 WOJO-HD2
Live Twitter Updates: @HotTimeOldTown (from Ruben)
Next Up: Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew | Saturday, Sept. 12 | Soldier Field, Chicago | 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: D - Johan Kappelhof (hip flexor)
- OUT: M - Jeremiah Gutjahr (knee injury)
- OUT: F - CJ Sapong (undisclosed injury)
New England Revolution Injuries
- OUT: M - Luis Caicedo (right knee surgery, out for season)
- OUT: M - Carles Gil (Achilles surgery 8/6, out 3-5 months)