The Chicago Fire will wrap up their 2022 season with a Sunday matchup against the New England Revolution at SeatGeek Stadium. It’s the final match of the campaign for both teams as neither qualified for the MLS playoffs.
The Fire, who have won two of their last five games, will look to pick up all three points against their Eastern Conference rivals.
With 38 points, Chicago holds the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference, But Fire head coach Ezra Hendrickson wants his team to finish on a positive note.
"For the past three weeks, we have talked about once we realized we were out of the playoffs, the whole vibe was, hey, let's finish on a positive note,” he said. “Every time we step on the pitch, friendly or not, we want to win the game.”
Club legend Hristo Stoichkov is adamant Fire have what it takes to challenge for the MLS title in the near future despite this year’s shortcomings.
"I believe this was a learning experience, and the team will be able to challenge for laurels in future, let's give the team time and i believe in Chicago Fire," Stoichkov said during the team’s 25th anniversary celebration on Oct. 8.
How to Watch
What: Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
When: 1:30 PM CT, Sunday, Oct. 9
Where: SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview
TV/Stream: WGN, MLS LIVE on ESPN+