Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

25.05.2019 13:00 of Stefano Bentivogli   See readings
Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

The Chicago Fire look to rebound from a loss to San Jose Earthquakes when they host a New York City FC squad that is unbeaten in their last seven games when the Eastern Conference foes clash at SeatGeek Stadium Saturday afternoon. 

Aleksandar Katai scored the lone goal for the Fire (4-5-4), but it came after four goals by Chris Wondolowski, who became the league's all-time leading scorer in a 4-1 rout at Avaya Stadium last Saturday. It snapped a three-match unbeaten run for Chicago, which didn't concede in that stretch. 

NYCFC (4-1-6) were idle in Week 12, but come into their second game of the year against the Fire after back-to-back shutouts on the road. The Cityzens won the first game, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium on a ninth-minute Valentin Castellanos goal. 

Chicago Fire

Injury Report:

OUT: Nicolás Gaitán (M) - thigh injury

Suspended: None

Suspended after next caution: Francisco Calvo (D)

International duty:  None

New York City FC

Injury Report:

OUT: None

Suspended: None

Suspended after next caution: Maxime Chanot (D)

International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Fire

Fire: 2 wins, 8 goals

NYCFC: 1 win, 7 goals

1 draw


Referee: Ramy Touchan

Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Chris Elliott

4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic

VAR: Jon Freemon