Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup with The Other Side:
How They’re Doing
A promising start to the 2023 season now sees the Chicago Fire on the wrong side of the playoff line and in a tough run of form.
Chicago are currently on a nine-match winless run across all competition, including seven consecutive matches without a win since the return from Leagues Cup.
They sit on the same amount of points as the Red Bulls, but with a worse goal difference.
The road has not been kind to the Fire this season. In 15 league away matches, they have a 3-9-3 record. Their last road win came in the Leagues Cup against Minnesota on July 27.
Chicago and New York have met 72 times across all competitions since their inaugural matchup in 1998, with the Fire owning a 34-23-14 edge.
New York has won five of their last ten away matches against the Fire and has only lost three of them.
The last time the Fire came to Red Bull Arena, they almost took three points, if not for a late Patryk Klimala equalizer.
Earlier this season, a late Cory Burke goal snatched two points from Chicago at Soldier Field.
Player to Watch: Forward Kei Kamara
Journeyman forward Kei Kamara has played for 10 different MLS clubs, most recently joining Chicago after a trade from CF Montréal before the 2023 season.
In 430 total MLS league appearances, he has 148 goals and 45 assists, including a team-leading five goals for the Fire this season.
He has made an instant impact with his new club this season and will be one to watch on Saturday night.