Seeking to snap their two-game losing streak, Chicago Fire take a trip to the TQL Stadium to square off against FC Cincinnati on Saturday. The hosts, who are currently on a run of 12 consecutive games without defeat across all competitions, will look to keep the juggernaut rolling and secure their place in the playoffs. FC Cincinnati were denied a third consecutive victory in all competitions as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Seattle Sounders at the Lumen Field on Wednesday.
In a game where Kelyn Rowe received his marching orders, Brenner netted six minutes away from the half-hour mark to put the visitors ahead before Fredy Montero restored parity with a 58th-minute strike. The Orange and Blue are unbeaten in each of their most recent 12 outings, picking up five wins and seven draws since a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Columbus Crew on July 18. With 46 points from 32 matches, Cincinnati are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, four points above eighth-placed Columbus Crew just outside the playoffs qualification spot. Continue reading “CINCINNATI VS CHICAGO FIRE: MATCH PREVIEW, TEAM NEWS AND PREDICTED LINEUPS”