MLS Action at SeatGeek Stadium – Chicago Fire face Philadelphia Union

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Thursday’s MLS clash between Chicago and the visiting champions, kicks off at 3:00am GMT at SeatGeek Stadium.

Leaders Union are currently 12 places higher than their opponents Chicago, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and thirteenth positions respectively.

Chicago Fire go into this fixture with 14 points secured

With two wins in a row under his belt, Ezra Hendrickson takes his Chicago team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, Ezra Hendrickson knows that a run of seven losses in nine fixtures for his Chicago side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is thirteenth in the League and they have 14 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Playing at home, Chicago have won two meetings, drawn three meetings, and lost two matches.

A victory for Chicago Fire would put them on 17 points.

Maintaining their position as League leaders will be Philadelphia Union’s primary goal going into this meeting

Union will be buoyant, following a 2-1 home win against New York in their last fixture.

Also, with seven draws in nine games, Manager Jim Curtin has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With 29 points (0W – 0L and 0D), they currently sit top of the League.

Union’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Chicago. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

A win for Philadelphia Union will take the League leaders to 32 points, further consolidating their position and keeping the pressure on everyone else.

Chicago Fire v Philadelphia Union – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Union with a greater number of wins. In the last 28 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Chicago’s nine wins. In addition, the last nine meetings against Union have resulted in five wins for Chicago. The last time they played each other in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Performance Report

For Chicago, Chris, one of their best scorers, has netted in 16 League matches this MLS Season, while Andre contributed with in 16 League fixtures this campaign for Union.

Other players of note for Chicago are Gabriel and Spencer with respectively and for Union are Joseph and Matthew Andrew with respectively.