2019-04-24

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

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 9
New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire
Yankee Stadium — Bronx
April 24 - 7:00 PM ET

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

Fresh off their first win of the season, which perhaps took coach Dome Torrent off the hot seat, New York City FC host a surging Chicago Fire side that is unbeaten in its last four Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC (1-1-5) defeated D.C. United, 2-0, at Audi Field Sunday with Brazilian forward Heber scoring in his first MLS start and setting up Alexandru Mitrita for his second goal. The Fire (2-2-3) were buoyed by their own new signing with Nicolas Gaitan providing a pair of assists in a 4-1 drubbing of winless Colorado.

New York City Football Club

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alexandru Mitrita (F) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Chicago Fire

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

Series Matchup at NYCFC

  • NYCFC: 3 wins, 10 goals
  • Fire: 0 wins, 4 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini, Gjovalin Bori
  • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

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