Two teams coming off opposite results will lock horns on Saturday, when Chicago Fire will play host to Columbus Crew. Chicago Fire returned to winning ways after a bad beat and they will now look to win two in a row. Columbus have been struggling a lot lately and they too are looking for a win to wash away their 3 consecutive losses.
Chicago Fire (4-9-5) are coming off a 2-1 home win over the New York Red Bulls, scoring two early goals by the 8th minute. That was their first win after a 5-match win-less streak, with both teams scoring in 5 of their last 6. Chicago are now sitting at the 11th spot of the Eastern Conference with 17 points, scoring 20 and conceding 29 goals. They have a balanced 4-4-4 record at home, scoring 17 and conceding 15 goals in the process. Stojanovic is their leading scorer so far with 5 goals, while Aliseda has scored 3 and also has 1 assist.
Columbus Crew (6-6-6) have been in really bad shape lately, despite all the returns theiy had from players who were on international duty. Columbus are coming off a 3-2 home loss to Atlanta United, in a match where they had 2 disallowed goals. They have now lost 3 in a row, conceding 11 goals in the process. They are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 24 points, scoring 21 and conceding 23 goals. They have been equally mediocre on the road so far (2-4-3), scoring just 6 and conceding 11 goals.