After making his 200th MLS appearance over the weekend, Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein has his eyes on a bigger goal.
The 37-year-old received praise from Fire head coach Ezra Hendrickson for his strong performance that helped his team pick up all three points on the road in Charlotte.
"I just want to commend him. This is a guy who was out all week with COVID, trained one day with us...and stepped up and did his job tonight," Hendrickson said. "That is what veterans do. That is what good football players do...That is a good example for some of you young guys...His 200th MLS game!"
A former captain of USMNT, Jonathan Bornstein thinks the Chicago Fire's current roster has what it takes to win the MLS title this year. "200 is a big accomplishment...I've never won an MLS title. And I would love to do that, and I think we got the group here to do it."
The last time Chicago Fire won the MLS title was in 1998. The club also won the U.S. Open Cup the same year.
Taking home the hardware this season would mark quite the turnaround given Chicago's rough start to the campaign. But after Saturday's victory over Charlotte FC, the Fire have at least given themselves a chance by taking over the seventh and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.