Competition: Major League Soccer Regular Season – Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls
Venue: Toyota Park – Sunday, October 25 – 19:00 ET (23:00 GMT)
Match Odds: Chicago Fire 23/10 – Draw 14/5 – New York Red Bulls 1/1
Their position in the table is justified down to the fact they are the only team in MLS to have a points-per-game ratio of under 1.00.
With one win in eight, this season has ended on a sour note and they will be hoping to at least give their fans something to cheer about on the final day.
Chicago Fire’s record in MLS: P33 – W8 – D6 – L19
New York Red Bulls have run away with the Eastern Conference this year after consistent performances throughout this term.
Currently battling FC Dallas for the Supporters’ Shield, a prize they won in 2013, the Red Bulls know that a win would more than likely see them lift the silverware due to a superior goal difference.
And with three wins in their last four, New York will feel extremely confident of securing their second Supporters’ Shield in three years here.
New York Red Bulls’ record in MLS: P33 – P17 – D6 – L10
Chicago Fire are without Adailton, Eric Gehrig and Sean Johnson who have suffered season ending injuries. Ty Harden is a doubt with an adductor strain but could feature.
New York Red Bulls are missing three senior players with Chris Duvall, Roy Miller and Anatole Abang all missing through injury.
Chicago Fire’s last five: L/L/L/W/L
New York Red Bull’s last five: L/W/W/L/W
Key Stat: Chicago have won only once in their last eight matches in MLS.
Key Player: Sacha Kljestan – The USMNT star has been a standout addition to MLS this season and has transformed the Red Bulls’ midfield. Expect him to be key on Sunday.
Chicago Fire 0-2 New York Red Bulls – The Red Bulls are hunting the Supporters’ Shield and Chicago are confined to last place in the MLS standings. We can only see one outcome.