Soccer is fun again! I mean, we all knew it deep down, but after Wednesday’s 1-0 win over FC Dallas, gamedays feel a lot more exciting now than they used to. To quote Atlanta United’s joint-leading goalscorer, Jeff Larentowicz, winning “can be like a drug.” We’ll have an opportunity to get our next fix tonight as the Five Stripes leave the southeastern United States for the first time in months.
The destination? Soldier Field, new home of the Chicago Fire, where the hosts recently broke out of a winless streak of their own, beating Houston 4-0 on Wednesday. Despite the big win, the Fire sit 12th in the Eastern Conference, yet only two points from Atlanta United and the playoff line. A win for Atlanta tonight brings an important bit of separation as the playoffs inch closer.
Can the Five Stripes turn a win into a win streak? Will Barco actually return to the lineup this match? Does Larentowicz continue his hunt for the Golden Boot?
While you wait, make sure to check out our match preview and lineup prediction for tonight, then join us in here as we try not to repeat the last trip to Chicago.
Chicago Fire’s Lineup:
For Chicago. Our XI is in.— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) September 27, 2020
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
#ATLUTD’s Starting XI vs Chicago Fire pic.twitter.com/ciS4dDOrWP— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 27, 2020
How to Watch:
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Kickoff Time: Sunday, September 27th; 7:30 PM EST
Available TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Available Streaming: FOX Sports Go, ESPN+ (Out of market)
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
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