New York City FC have another chance to clinch a berth in the MLS Cup playoffs — and win for only the second time in the last 10 games when they host a Chicago Fire squad that is unbeaten in their last three.
NYCFC squandered a chance to book a playoff spot when they drew the Montreal Impact with a final score of 1-1, while Chicago earned a 2-2 draw against New England at Gillette Stadium.
The boys in blue and Chicago have met earlier this season. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Jo Inge Berget both tallied goals to lead the offenseive side. This is the second meeting this season, with the Fire winning 3-2 at home on June 30.
This will be the ninth-ever meeting between the two clubs. NYCFC have won three of the previous eight games, with two draws and two losses. There has been an average of 3.4 goals per game across these eight matches, per Opta.
- Overall: New York City FC 3 wins, 15 goals … Chicago Fire 2 wins, 12 goals … 3 draws
- At New York City: NYCFC 2 wins, 8 goals … Fire 0 wins, 4 goals … 2 draws
- Last meeting at New York City: New York City FC 2, Chicago Fire 1 (July 22, 2017)
In the NYCFC last match against the Montreal Impact, the boys in blue saw a returning Berget score the opening goal in the 17′ mark, with keeper Sean Johnson making several stellar saves. For the Chicago Fire Aleksandar Katai scored several highlight reel goals to lead the fire to the draw.
For more information on New York City FC fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here: