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Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 8
Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids
SeatGeek Stadium — Bridgeview
April 20 - 1:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Unbeaten in their last three games, the Chicago Fire are looking to continue to roll when they host the winless Colorado Rapids on Saturday afternoon at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Fire rallied to draw the Vancouver Whitecaps, 1-1, in Week 7 thank to a late Nemanja Nikolic penalty kick. It was Chicago's second straight draw after beating the Red Bulls, 1-0, for their first win of the season. Meanwhile, Rapids fell to D.C. United, 3-2, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for their fourth consecutive defeat. Three of those losses were by one goal. 

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andre Reynolds II (D) - thigh injury
    • OUT: Jorge Corrales (D) - groin injury
    • OUT: Raheem Edwards (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Przemyslaw Frankowski (M) - groin injury
    • OUT: Fabian Herbers (F) - groin injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire: 16 wins, 45 goals
  • Dynamo: 4 wins, 20 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Dave Gantar
  • Assistant Referees: Apolinar Mariscal, Chris Wattam
  • 4th Official: Tim Ford
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr

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