The Chicago Fire face an uphill task in front of their home fans when they host rivals Columbus Crew on Saturday at Soldier Field.
The Fire, who currently tout a 4-9-5 record, look to record a third consecutive home win against the former MLS champion Crew. With playoff aspirations slowly fading away, Fire head coach Ezra Hendrickson and his team must begin picking up maximum points at home.
The Columbus Crew enter Saturday's contest on a 1-0-3 stretch. They have not lost since a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Atlanta on May 28.
The Chicago Fire are the lowest-scoring team in the Eastern Conference with only 16 goals. The club has recorded just two wins in their last 14 games, and a win will propel the team to the mid-table position.
Four of the last eight meetings between these two sides have finished in draws. Do the Fire have what it takes to appease their home fans with a win over their rivals on the lakefront? Tune in to find out.
How to Watch
What: Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire
When: 7 PM, Saturday
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
Stream: WGN-TV, Bally Sports Ohio, MLS LIVE on ESPN+