The Chicago Fire’s Gastón Giménez and Kaku of the New York Red Bulls will both miss Saturday’s match when the two teams face one another at Soldier Field (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+). When the match kicks off, both players will be in the final hours of an MLS mandated quarantine period, after taking part in international play for Paraguay.
The New York Red Bulls (7-8-4, 25 pts) host Chicago Fire FC (5-8-5, 20 pts) on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Chicago Fire have reached the final five games in a very familiar position. They currently hold on to the final playoff spot in the east, have a game in hand on the rest of the field, and are going to be playing in a series of six point games to determine whether or not the season will be classified as a success. More often than not in the last decade, they’ve failed to make the playoffs, but something does feel a bit different this year.