San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 12
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire
Avaya Stadium — San Jose
May 18 - 3:30 PM ET

TV: Univision

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

The San Jose Earthquakes look to bounce back from a loss at the New England Revolution last weekend when they host the Bastian Schweinsteiger-less Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon at Avaya Stadium.

The Quakes (3-6-2) had a four match unbeaten streak snapped at Gillette Stadium, conceding three times before Vako's cosmetic goal two minutes from full time. 

The Fire (4-4-4) are coming off back-to-back wins for the first time in two years after wins over the Revs and Minnesota United, plus have not conceded in three consecutive matches without defeat. Nico Gaitan and Aleksandar Katai scored first-half goals against the Loons, but Gaitan is out with a thigh injury.

San Jose Earthquakes

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Tommy Thompson (M)
  • International duty: None

Chicago Fire

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

Series Matchup at Earthquakes

  • Earthquakes: 8 wins, 26 goals
  • Fire: 6 wins, 23 goals
  • 5 draws


  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Felisha Mariscal
  • 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
  • VAR: Victor Rivas

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