Yankee Stadium sees Thursday action as NYC take on Chicago – 1:30am GMT.
This clash sees fifth placed NYC, welcome twelfth placed Chicago to Yankee Stadium.
It’s 44 points so far for New York this season, going into this match
NYC come to this game on the back of a 6-0 home win against D.C. United at Yankee Stadium.
Also, NYC need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded five losses in their last 10 fixtures. Now they have 12 matches won, 11 games lost and 8 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fifth place, with a total of 44 points having won 12 matches, drawn eight meetings, and lost 11 games.
NYC’s home record is commendable, having won nine matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost three meetings this season. This record should be most concerning for Chicago.
A win in this fixture would take New York’s points to 47 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
NYC have a good scoring record this season, with 51 netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Cody Nobles, Luis, and Sean. NYC have conceded 34 goals.
Chicago Fire go into this game with 34 points secured
With two wins in a row under his belt, Veljko Paunović takes his Chicago team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, With 34 points (9W, 15L and 7D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won nine meetings, drawn seven meetings, and lost 15 fixtures.
It must be a worrying prospect for Chicago to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured two victories and two draws to the home team.
Winning this fixture will see Chicago Fire on 37 points.
New York v Chicago Fire – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels NYC and Chicago have faced each other 15 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in NYC’s favour (7 – 3). Also, seven of the previous 13 fixtures between NYC and Chicago have resulted in an NYC win. September 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Chicago Fire took all three points winning 2-0.
Players to watch
For NYC, Cody Nobles, one of their best scorers, has netted
in 31 League matches this Major League Soccer Season, while Robert is one of the top performing players after having scored
in 31 League matches so far for Chicago.
Other standout players for NYC are Luis and Sean with respectively and for Chicago are Chris and Gabriel with respectively.