Once upon a time the Chicago Fire were kings. They burst on the MLS scene in the late ‘90s and created a strong history. Over the past few years that history is merely memory. The Seattle Sounders overshadow what Chicago was.
While Fire fans may be thinking about that history, they are also quite focused on a team that looks to be capable of making the playoffs. They have a player that is recognized internationally — Bastian Schweinsteiger. Their time may just be now. That’s why ESPN2 picked up this 6 p.m. PT match.
That and the Seattle Sounders are the MLS Cup champions. Our star draws eyeballs.
Nima Saghafi is the center referee.
Injuries and Suspensions
Jordy Delem is serving a suspension after being given a retroactive second yellow card. No players are in danger of accumulation. John Goossens will be out for Chicago. They list Juninho as questionable. The Sounders list of players out is Roman Torres, Henry Wingo and Nouhou. Oniel Fisher, Aaron Kovar and Chad Marshall are all questionable. Yes, this means Brad Evans is not on the injury report.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Defend counters up the flanks
- Go around their center
- Score early, score often
- Get a win for Dave’s birthday
How to Watch
Match date/time: 6 PM PT, Saturday May 13, 2017
Venue: Bridgeview, Illinois, Chicagoland
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN and other ESPN streaming options
National TV: ESPN2 (Healey, Twellman, Stewart-Binks)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: beIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: beIn Sports (AUS) | India: DSports | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Singapore: Starhub | Taiwan: Sportscast
Chicago Fire lineup
How I'm watching
Outfit: Sounder at Heart "Church is in Session" hoodie
Where: My cousin’s house
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