The Chicago Fire will kickoff the Brimstone Cup match against FC Dallas Saturday night as both teams are desperate for a win to remain in Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs contention. Following a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake last weekend, Dallas must win to remain in contention, while the Fire are two point out of the top five in the Eastern Conference, following their big 3-0 win at D.C. United last week.
The match against United was the first of three road matches for the Fire to close out the season.
Season Series: Saturday night’s match is the only clash between the two clubs in league play and first since May 23, 2012. The Fire won the Brimstone Cup for the first time since 2001 last season with a 2-1 victory.
Injury Report: Dallas’ Eric Hassil and Ugo Ihemelu. There are no reported injuries for the Fire.
International Absences: Dallas – Blas Perez (Panama) and Fire – Joel Lindpere (Estonia) and Arevalo Rios (Uruguay).
Here are the listings for tonight’s contest.
Matchup: Fire (12-12-7) at FC Dallas (10-10-11)
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: My50 Chicago, TWCSC Wisconsin
Radio: La Ley 107.9 FM
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra