2019-09-14-CHI-DAL

Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 28
Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas
SeatGeek Stadium – Bridgeview
September 14 – 3:30 PM ET

TV: Univision, TUDN

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

The Chicago Fire face a must-win situation to keep their slim postseason hopes alive when they host an FC Dallas side looking to separate from the pack around the playoff line in the Western Conference on Saturday afternoon at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Fire (8-12-10) are five points below the line in the East with just four games remaining following a 1-1 draw at Columbus Aug. 31. Although Chicago needed all three points, one was desirable in second-half stoppage time when Przemyslaw Frankowski canceled out a Pedro Santos first-half tally.

For the third straight match, FC Dallas (12-10-7) scored three or more goals in a game, defeating FC Cincinnati, 3-1, at Toyota Stadium Aug. 31. After Ryan Hollingshead scored the lone goal in the first half, Michael Barrios and Zdenek Ondrasek struck two minutes apart in the second half to extend the host's lead to 3-0. Emmanuel Ledesma scored a consolation goal in the 64th minute, but FC Dallas secured all three points and sit narrowly above the playoff line. 

Chicago
Chicago vs. FC Dallas

Saturday, September 14 at 3:30 PM ET
SeatGeek Stadium

FC Dallas

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Diego Campos (M) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Francisco Calvo (D)
  • International duty:  None

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Alexander (M) - adductor injury
  • Suspended: Bryan Acosta (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jesus Ferreira (M), Reggie Cannon (D), Dominique Badji (F)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire: 12 wins, 38 goals
  • FC Dallas: 8 wins, 31 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees:  Jose Da Silva, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Silviu Petrescu
  • VAR:  Jose Carlos Rivero

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