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Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire: Gameday Guide and How to Watch

It’s the first match of the post-Raphael Wicky era

MLS: New York City FC at Chicago Fire Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Fire play their first match of the post-Raphael Wicky era this afternoon, when they cross the border to face Toronto FC (3 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live).

It’ll be interesting to see whether interim manager Frank Klopas keeps things largely the same, or whether he mixes things up. Toronto sits one spot below the Fire in 13th place, so today is a great opportunity for Chicago to pick up a second road win this season.

Despite firing their manager, the Fire are actually coming off what was probably the team’s best performance of the season—a 2-0 win over NYCFC Wednesday night.

For Chicago, Carlos Teran joins the list of players listed as out, after apparently aggravating his lingering thigh injury. Captain Francisco Calvo moves to questionable.

Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire

MLS Match #29 | Saturday, October 3 | BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canada

Kickoff: 3 p.m. CT


Streaming: CFFC Live (in the Chicago market), ESPN+ (outside the Chicago market)

Radio: WOJO 105.1

Chicago Fire Injuries & Absences

  • OUT: Kenneth Kronholm (right knee)
  • OUT: Brian Gutierrez (right ankle)
  • OUT: Boris Sekulic (back)
  • OUT: Carlos Teran (right thigh)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Francisco Calvo (right thigh)

Toronto FC Injuries & Absences

  • OUT: Ayo Akinola (torn ACL)
  • OUT: Jozy Altidore (heel)
  • OUT: Ralph Priso (ankle surgery)
  • OUT: Tsubasa Endoh (lower body)
  • OUT: Jordan Perruzza (back)
  • OUT: Dom Dwyer (lower body)
  • OUT: Chris Mavinga (lower body)
  • OUT: Eriq Zavaleta (undisclosed)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Alejandro Pozuelo (lower body)

Next up for the Fire

Saturday, October 16 - New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA (6 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)

Wednesday, October 20 - FC Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire at TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, OH (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)

Saturday, October 23 - Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake at Soldier Field, Chicago (7 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)

Wednesday, October 27 - New York City FC vs Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)

Sunday, November 7 - Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire at Field, Columbus, OH (2:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)