There are two very conflicting storylines as the Chicago Fire visit Inter Miami tonight:
- The Fire have won two in a row, are unbeaten in their last four, and are one of the hottest teams in MLS since the start of July.
- The Fire have not won a match on the road since October 2019.
The Miami match begins a six game road trip for Chicago, who will absolutely need to snap that winless streak and take three points in at least some of those matches to keep any playoff hopes alive. Heading into tonight’s match, the Fire are in 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference, six points behind seventh place CF Montreal for the final playoff position.
So, will the Fire continue their winning ways? Or will the winless streak on the road continue? Something has to give, and the Fire’s leading scorer this season, Luka Stojanović, thinks Chicago will win at least some of these matches.
“This is the league where everybody can beat everybody,” Stojanović said. “I expect in these six games we’ll grab some points back to Chicago.”
Inter Miami vs. Chicago Fire
MLS Match #20 | Wednesday, August 18 | DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CT
Streaming: CFFC Live (in the Chicago market), ESPN+ (outside the Chicago market)
Radio: Latino Mix 93.5 FM
Chicago Fire Injuries & Absences
- OUT: Kenneth Kronholm (right knee)
- OUT: Ignacio Aliseda (left shin)
- QUESTIONABLE: Javier Casas Jr. (right shin)
- QUESTIONABLE: Miguel Navarro (right knee)
- QUESTIONABLE: Alvaro Medran (health & safety protocols)
Inter Miami Injuries & Absences
- OUT: Ian Fray (undisclosed injury)
- OUT: Joevin Jones (undisclosed injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Ventura Alvarado (undisclosed injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Robbie Robinson (undisclosed injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Shawcross (undisclosed injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Brek Shea (undisclosed injury)
Next up for the Fire
Saturday, August 21 - Orlando City vs. Chicago Fire at Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL (7 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)
Saturday, August 28 - New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ (5 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)
Saturday, September 11 - Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS (7:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)
Wednesday, September 15 - D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire at Audi Field, Washington, D.C. (7 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)
Sunday, September 19 - CF Montreal vs. Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo, Montreal, QC (12 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)