Atlanta United’s seemingly never-ending run of matches finally concludes tonight as the Chicago Fire come to town for what is undoubtedly the most important soccer match in the world on this day.
The Five Stripes are coming off a 3-0 win over Minnesota and will want a positive result heading into this three-week break. Entering the weekend, they sit right in the middle of the seven Eastern conference playoff spots in fourth position.
The Fire occupy the seventh and final spot, coming in with 18 points on the season. In their most recent match on Wednesday, they went to Audi Field and tied D.C. United 3-3. With both teams having played at midweek and the Fire traveling from D.C., there shouldn’t be any advantages or disadvantages as far as rest is concerned.
There should be goals in this one. The Fire are the second-highest scoring team (24 GF) in the East, but also let in their fair share (21 GA). Hopefully Atlanta’s recent three-goal outburst is a sign of things to come and can capitalize on their opponent’s defensive issues.
Here’s to hoping Atlanta United can replicate [insert Champions League winner here]’s success and enjoy a victory tonight.
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Chicago Fire’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Advertised Kickoff Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: UniMas, Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: fuboTV (free trial), Twitter
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 5:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
5:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
This thread will be your match thread. We don’t have many rules here. We just ask that you don’t insult each other personally and treat each other with respect. Debates can get heated and that’s fine, but name-calling and petty insults will get you banned. If you see a comment that you feel is out of line, please report it and it will be dealt with.
Dirty South Soccer has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.