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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Weekly Update: September 16-21

September 16, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will continue its push for the playoffs when they face FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21. Set to begin at 6:30 p.m. CT, the match will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and transmitted locally in Spanish on TUDN Radio Chicago 1200 AM. The ESPN+ pregame show, presented by CIBC, will begin at 6:15 p.m. CT.

The Fire (9-12-10, 37 points) enter Saturday's match against FC Cincinnati with just three games remaining in the 2019 regular season. Heading into the match, the Fire are coming off a 4-0 win over FC Dallas at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, marking their eighth home win and eighth clean sheet of the season. Receiving a brace from midfielder CJ Sapong and goals from midfielder Przemys?aw Frankowski and forward Nemanja Nikoli?, the Fire moved within three points of a playoff spot with the result against Dallas.

Saturday's contest will mark the second and final meeting between the Fire and FC Cincinnati in the 2019 regular season. The Men in Red previously hosted Cincinnati at SeatGeek Stadium on July 13, falling 2-1 in a hard-fought match.

FC Cincinnati (6-21-3, 21 points) currently sit in last place in the Eastern Conference. After going on a nine-game winless streak dating back to July 18, FC Cincinnati recently earned three points in a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Saturday, Sept. 14. The team's last home win occurred on July 6 in a 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo. The win against Houston marked only the third home win FC Cincinnati has achieved this season. Prior to facing the Fire, FC Cincinnati will host Atlanta United FC on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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