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Chicago Fire FC Weekly Update

March 25, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Chicago Fire FC News Release

Chicago Fire FC heads into the second leg of their back-to-back road matches. This Sunday afternoon, the Fire will take on Atlanta United FC for the 14th time in Club history. Since Atlanta's arrival to MLS in 2017, the Fire have an all-time record of 4-7-2 against the Georgia-based side and will be searching for their first-ever win in the Peach State.

Kickoff for Sunday's matchup is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT. Additionally, the match will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and FOX. The match will also be transmitted locally in English on and in Spanish on WRTO 1200 AM.

Game Information

CHICAGO FIRE FC (1-2-2, 5 points) at ATLANTA UNITED FC (2-2-0, 6 points)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta

All-Time Record vs. ATL: (4-7-2)

Last Game vs. ATL: May 20, 2023 (3-3 D) - Soldier Field - Chicago (Match Recap)

Last Game at ATL: April 23, 2023 (1-2 L) - Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta (Match Recap)

by the numbers

9 - Chicago Fire FC enters Matchday 6 with nine goals scored through their first five games of the 2024 regular season. Their nine goals are tied with St. Louis CITY SC for third-most in the league, sitting below Inter Miami CF (13) and the LA Galaxy (12).

2 - With his opening goal against the New England Revolution, forward Hugo Cuypers is now tied for the team lead in goals with Homegrown Player Brian Gutiérrez and midfielder Fabian Herbers. Cuypers' opening tally against New England made him the first player this season to score in back-to-back games. Additionally, his goal in the 20th minute of play was the earliest scored by Chicago so far this season.

20 - Midfielder Brian Gutiérrez currently sits at 18 career assists since joining the Fire on a Homegrown contract in 2020. If Gutiérrez records two more assists, he will become the second player in League history to record 20 assists before turning 21 years of age. Gutiérrez turns 21 on June 17.

100 - With his start against the New England Revolution, midfielder Gastón Giménez recorded his 100th career MLS appearance with Chicago Fire FC. Giménez became the 31st Argentine-born player to record 100 MLS appearances and was the first to reach the milestone in Club history.

1 - Midfielder Fabian Herbers wore the captain's armband from the outset for the first time in his Major League Soccer career. Currently the longest-tenured player on the Fire, Herbers became the 11th player to serve as team captain since his arrival to Chicago in 2019.

Herbers joins Xherdan Shaqiri, Rafael Czichos, Spencer Richey, Gaston Giménez, Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Johan Kappelhof, Dax McCarty, Nemanja Nikolić, and Bastian Schweinsteiger as players who have worn the armband since the 2019 season.


Chicago Fire FC II will host USL League One side Forward Madison FC in the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 7 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium.

Due to roster compliance rules, specific members of Chicago Fire FC are permitted to play with Chicago Fire FC II in the second round of the tournament. Pending registration, the following First Team players are available for selection for next Wednesday's match:

Tom Barlow

Javier Casas

Bryan Dowd

Jeff Gal

Andrew Gutman

Georgios Koutsias

Federico Navarro

Wyatt Omsberg

Sergio Oregel

Arnaud Souquet

Carlos Terán

Chicago Fire FC II will resume play in MLS NEXT Pro this week when the team hosts Philadelphia Union II at SeatGeek Stadium for their 2024 home opener on Thursday, March 28. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT, the match will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Admission and parking for the match will be free of cost for all fans.

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