Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders, Cincinnati will try to clinch their spot in the MLS playoffs when they face Chicago Fire at their TQL Stadium. The Orange and Blue have been in a fine form in September, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Goalkeepers Beckham Sunderland and Kenneth Vermeer remain in the recovery room, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
Ezra Hendrickson’s men, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Montreal and Charlotte. Since Chicago Fire missed out on a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, we are going to put our money on Cincinnati. As for the away team, all Jairo Torres, Kacper Przybylko, Gaston Gimenez, and Wyatt Omsberg remain on the sidelines through injuries. In their last meeting in the MLS Cincinnati defeated Chicago Fire 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Luciano Acosta):
Luciano Acosta is a professional footballer who plays for DC United as an attacking midfielder. Acosta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 31, 1994 and he started his senior career at his hometown club Boca Juniors. After scoring 2 goals in 25 appearances for the famous Argentine club, the 160-cm tall footballer joined Estudiantes on loan in 2016.
In 2017 he moved to DC United and he has been playing for the MlS club ever since. Luciano Acosta impressed in the 2018 season, with the Argentina international scoring 10 goals, while providing 15 assists for his teammates in the process. Despite producing thrilling showings in the 2018 MLS campaign, he has yet to earn a call-up for the Argentina national football team.
Acosta’s main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both second striker and centre forward as well. He has a contract with DC United which should expire on December 31, 2019 and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Chicago Fire):
Based in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, Chicago Fire is a professional soccer club who compete in Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire were founded on October 8, 1997 and one year later they won the MLS Cup by beating D.C. United (2-0) in the title game. The club play their home games at Toyota Park, the venue that was opened on June 11, 2006. Chicago Fire won four U.S. Open Cups (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006) and in 2009 they were beaten by UANL Tigres in the North American Superliga final.
The likes of Chris Armas, DeMarcus Beasley, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Frank Klopas are some of the notable footballers who played for Chicago Fire in the past. It has to be noted that a number of veterans were part of the club as well: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Pavel Pardo, Piotr Nowak, Hristo Stoichkov and Lubos Kubik.
The club’s official colors are red and white and they are nicknamed Men in Red. Veljko Paunovic, who won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Serbia, is one of the club’s most famous coaches.