All eyes will be on Djordje Mihailovic when he returns to Soldier Field with CF Montreal to face his hometown club, the Chicago Fire, today at noon (WGN-TV and CFFC Live).
After the war of words between Mihailovic and the Fire this week surrounding his December trade, this will be fun. Sure, it’s a mess, but it’s an extremely entertaining mess. Will he celebrate if he scores? Will his emotions get the best of him? Will the Fire have his number and keep him out of the game?
Mihailovic is off to a hot start with Montreal. He has two goals already in 2021, and will be looking to match his career high for a season—three goals—against his old club this afternoon.
As for Chicago, after a terrible start to the season, the Fire will look to make it two wins in a row heading into the international break. After a season opening draw followed by four straight losses, the Fire grabbed their first win of 2021 last week over Inter Miami.
Some good news for Chicago: Ignacio Aliseda is still listed as questionable, but he told reporters this week he feels good and his hoping to play this week. The Argentinian designated player has been battling a thigh injury, and made just one short appearance this season, way back in the home opener.
Kit news: The Fire will wear their adidas Primeblue jerseys today. They’re made out of recycled plastic trash collected from oceans. You can buy yours here and help support Hot Time in Old Town!
Chicago Fire vs. CF Montreal
MLS Match #7 | Saturday, May 29 | Soldier Field, Chicago
Kickoff: Noon CT
Chicago Area Steaming: CFFC Live - free at ChicagoFireFC.com or the Chicago Fire mobile app for fans living in the Chicago TV market
Out of Market Streaming: ESPN+ (use our link to subscribe and help support Hot Time!)
Radio: Latino Mix 93.5 FM
Live Twitter Updates: @HotTimeOldTown
Chicago Fire Injuries
- OUT: Stanislav Ivanov (left knee)
- OUT: Kenneth Kronholm (right knee)
- QUESTIONABLE: Ignacio Aliseda (left thigh)
- QUESTIONABLE: Elliot Collier (right leg)
- QUESTIONABLE: Gaston Gimenez (right hip)
CF Montreal Injuries
- OUT: Luis Binks (knee)
- OUT: Ballou Tabla (groin)
- OUT: Kamal Miller (hip)
Next up for the Fire
...a long international break, then,
Saturday, June 19 - Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire at MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, OH (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN and CFFC Live)