2019-03-30-CHI-RBNY

Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 5
Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls
SeatGeek Stadium - Bridgeview
March 30 - 1:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 5
STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ (USA)

The Chicago Fire return after being idle in Week 4 to host a New York Red Bulls team looking to rebound from a rare home loss when the Eastern Conference foes meet Saturday afternoon at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Fire have lost two of their first three games, including a 4-2 home defeat to the Seattle Sounders in Week 3, while the Red Bulls are 1-1-1 in 2019 following a 1-0 home loss to Orlando City SC.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the lone goal to lift the Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over the Fire in the last meeting in Bridgeview in August.

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andre Reynolds II (D) - thigh injury
    • OUT: Jorge Corrale (D) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Richard Sanchez (GK) - thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn right ACL
    • QUESTIONABLE: Connor Lade (D) - quad injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire 15 wins, 49 goals
  • Red Bulls 5 wins, 29 goals
  • 9 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees:  Jeff Hosking, Brian Dunn
  • 4th Official: Farhad Dadkho
  • VAR:  Fotis Bazakos

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