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Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire: Gameday Guide and How to Watch

The Fire are looking for their second straight road win

New Fire midfielder Federico Navarro
Chicago Fire FC

The Chicago Fire are going for a second straight win on the road tonight, when they take on Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS (7:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live).

The Fire’s new, high-profile signing, defensive midfielder Federico Navarro, will be there. The Argentine signed a deal under Major League Soccer’s new U-22 Initiative, which is meant to lure young stars to the league. Considering Navarro hasn’t played a match in a quite a long time, it’s unlikely he’ll start, but Fire coach Raphael Wicky has said he’ll almost surely be on the roster for tonight’s match.

READ: “I can cover a lot of spaces”: Federico Navarro talks about what he’ll bring to the Fire.

Another big question for the Fire: Will Wicky bench captain Francisco Calvo for a second straight match? Wicky sat Calvo in favor of Jonathan Bornstein for the team’s last game against the New York Red Bulls, and the Fire went on to win their first road match in nearly two years. Calvo is questionable for tonight’s match after suffering an injury while playing in a World Cup qualifier for Costa Rica on Wednesday. The injury, coupled with Bornstein’s strong play last time out, should keep Calvo on the bench for a second straight match.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire

MLS Match #23 | Saturday, September 11 | Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT

TV: WGN-TV

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)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Ignacio Aliseda (left shin)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Francisco Calvo (right thigh)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Brian Gutierrez (right ankle)

Sporting Kansas City Injuries & Absences

  • OUT: Felipe Hernandez (personal reasons)
  • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (hamstring)

Next up for the Fire

Wednesday, September 15 - D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire at Audi Field, Washington, D.C. (6:30 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)

Wednesday, September 22 - Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution at Soldier Field, Chicago (7 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)

Sunday, September 26 - Chicago Fire vs. Nashville SC at Soldier Field, Chicago (12 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live)