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

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 13
Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC
SeatGeek Stadium — Bridgeview
May 25 - 3:30 PM ET

TV: Univision

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

The Chicago Fire look to rebound from a loss to San Jose Earthquakes when they host a New York City FC squad that is unbeaten in their last seven games when the Eastern Conference foes clash at SeatGeek Stadium Saturday afternoon. 

Aleksandar Katai scored the lone goal for the Fire (4-5-4), but it came after four goals by Chris Wondolowski, who became the league's all-time leading scorer in a 4-1 rout at Avaya Stadium last Saturday. It snapped a three-match unbeaten run for Chicago, which didn't concede in that stretch. 

NYCFC (4-1-6) were idle in Week 12, but come into their second game of the year against the Fire after back-to-back shutouts on the road. The Cityzens won the first game, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium on a ninth-minute Valentin Castellanos goal. 

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Nicolás Gaitán (M) - thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Francisco Calvo (D)
  • International duty:  None

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Maxime Chanot (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire: 2 wins, 8 goals
  • NYCFC: 1 win, 7 goals
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: Ramy Touchan
  • Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Jon Freemon

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