Chicago Fire vs. Minnesota United FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Chicago Fire vs. Minnesota United FC
SeatGeek Stadium — Bridgeview
May 11 - 8:00 PM ET


After a comprehensive midweek win over the New England Revolution, the Chicago Fire try to extend an unbeaten streak to three consecutive games when they host Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

The Fire (3-4-4) picked up a second straight clean sheet and moved one point below the playoff line in the Eastern Conference with a 5-0 win over the Revolution Wednesday night. Nemanja Nikolic struck for a first-half brace and Brandt Bronico, Nicolás Gaitán and Przemyslaw Frankowski added goals in the final quarter hour.

Minnesota (4-3-3) have only conceded once in three straight without a loss following a scintillating 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders Saturday night at Allianz Field. Ike Opara opened the scoring for the Loons before Cristian Roldan leveled with a stunning strike three minutes from halftime.     

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andre Reynolds II (D) - thigh injury
    • OUT: Raheem Edwards (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Marcelo (D) - thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: CJ Sapong (F) - thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Bastian Schweinsteiger (D)
  • International duty: None

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chase Gasper (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • Minnesota United: 1 win, 2 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
  • Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Jose Da Silva
  • 4th Official: Greg Dopka
  • VAR: Daniel Radford