Next up we have a battle of two struggling teams in the Eastern Conference, when Philadelphia Union will play host to Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Philadelphia are coming off a blank draw against the Red Bulls, while Chicago are coming off a really strong away win against Orlando.
Philadelphia Union (4-5-3) are coming into this match after a really hard-fought draw on the road against the NY Red Bulls. Philadelphia actually missed a penalty kick at the start of the second half but did good to grab their seventh point in their last three matches. Philadelphia are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 15 points, three behind the playoff spots and just one ahead of Chicago. They have been really strong at home (3-1-2) but have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four.
Chicago Fire (4-6-2) were really competitive in their last match, where they escaped Orlando with all three points. They took the lead at the 13th minute but had to score a late goal at the 82nd minute in order to win by 2-1. However, that was just their second win in the last six (2-3-1). Chicago are now sitting at the 8th spot of the Eastern Conference with 14 points, having scored 17 goals so far, against 21 conceded. They have been quite solid on the road so far (2-2-1), where they have only failed to score once and have scored twice in three of those matches.