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New York City FC v Chicago Fire Preview

Patrick Mullins. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Patrick Mullins. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC returns to Yankee Stadium on Friday, May 15 to host the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer action.

It was just five short days ago that NYCFC battled Hudson City Rivals the New York Red Bulls to a 2-1 loss. Though the club didn’t get the results they wanted they are still on an upward trend as the quality of play and work has been improving every week.

Both NYCFC and the Chicago Fire are coming into this match on a losing streak, so both will be extra hungry coming into the 7:00 pm match.  The last time these two clubs met was on April 24, with the Fire earning a 1-0 victory.

Chicago will be boosted by the return of Designated Player David Accam, who had to miss out their last match against Real Salt Lake on May 9 due to a Red Card received in the last match on May 3.

Accam was the man who scored in the last meeting at Toyota Park. Chicago has not been able to earn a victory on the road so you know the club will be very hungry.

For NYCFC they have had many players that have shown some great play and will be a part of when the team starts to earn positive results on the pitch.

Patrick Mullins and RJ Allen where two players that impressed in the club’s rivalry match versus the Red Bulls on Sunday.

Allen, who had been practicing with the club for a week had signed on May 2 and immediately saw time against the Seattle Sounders FC on May 3.

The Defender from Old Bridge, NJ made such a positive impression that Head Coach Jason Kreis rewarded him with his first Major League Soccer start at Red Bull Arena.

Mullins, meanwhile, came off the bench in the second half to score a goal for New York City FC. The forward also recorded a goal against his former club the New England Revolution in the 2-0 victory on March 15.

New York City FC is starting to have all the pieces in place and has had some great play, now they are hoping to put it all together for a complete match against the Chicago Fire on Friday.

The match will be broadcast nationally on Univision Deportes Network and live streamed on their website and app. Fans can also listen to it on 970 AM or WQBU 92.7 FM.

For more information on New York City FC and for tickets to the upcoming matches fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycfc.com

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