Chicago Fire vs Real Salt Lake

Two clubs jockeying for playoff relevance square off as the Chicago Fire battles Real Salt Lake. Will Chicago enter the Eastern Conference playoff picture with a win?

How to Watch

Where: SeatGeek Stadium, Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: ESPN+, MLS Live on DAZN. Chicago Fire Radio: 93.5 FM, Salt Lake Radio: ESPN 700 AM.

Team Notes

Chicago Fire

Through 16 matches, the Fire have a record of 4-6-6 (W-L-D) with 24 goals scored and 23 goals conceded.

Chicago is tied for 8th place in the Eastern Conference with Orlando City with a total of 16 points.

The Fire are 66-1 to win the MLS Championship.

Real Salt Lake

Through thirteen games, the Real Salt Lake have a record of 6-6-1 (W-L-D) with 21 goals and 27 goals conceded for a minus-6 goal differential.

Real Salt Lake are currently tied with San Jose in 6th place in the Western Conference with 19 points, 18 points behind the leader in the West, LAFC.

Real Salt Lake have 80-1 odds to take the MLS Championship in November.

Goalie Notes

Chicago: Kenneth Kronholm (0-1-2, 2.00 goals allowed per game)

Kronholm has taken over the starting keeper job from David Ousted for the fire and posted one loss and two draws during that span.

The Chicago keeper has faced 14 shots on goals in his three games and allowed six of them to find the net.

  • In his last start against Atlanta, Kronholm faced a season-high eight shots on goal.
  • The 33-year old veteran has eight saves in his three appearances this season.
  • Kronholm has yet to post a clean sheet or face a penalty kick in his brief stint as starter.

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando (4-6-1, 1.91 goals allowed per game)

Rimando allowed four goals in his last appearance for Real Salt Lake against Red Bulls of New York.

The keeper has faced 20 shots on goal in his last four starts and saved 13 for Real Salt Lake.

  • Rimando has a 60.8% save percentage in his 11 appearances for Salt Lake.
  • Salt Lake’s keeper has allowed seven goals in his last four starts.
  • The Real Salt Lake keeper has posted two clean sheets on the year.

Players to Watch

Chicago Fire

The Fire are lead in goals scored by CJ Sapong with six. Forward Nemanja Nikolic is the runner-up with five goals.

Midfielder Nicolas Gaitan leads the squad with five assists for the Fire.

  • Aleksandar Katai leads the Fire with 18 shots on goal, scoring three of those for third place on the team.
  • Nikolic leads the Fire in home goals with four in 14 appearances.
  • Gaitan, Nikolic and Sapong remain the only players for the Fire with game-winning goals this year.

Real Salt Lake

Salt Lake is led in goals by midfielder Albert Rusnak and forward Sam Johnson with five each on the season.

Rusnak and three other players are tied for the assist lead with two each for Real Salt Lake.

  • Rusnak shares the lead for game winning goals with Damir Kreilach, each player has two GWG.
  • Even though he only has three goals, forward Jefferson Savarino leads Salt Lake with 17 shots on goal.
  • Four of Rusnak’s five goals this year have come on the road for RSL.

Last Five Games

Chicago Fire

  • The Fire are 0-3-2 in their last five matches.
  • Chicago has lost their last two matches by the combined score of 4-1.
  • Chicago has not won a game in their last five matches, allowing 12 goals over that span.

Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake has a record of 2-3-0 in their last five matches.
  • In these last five matches, Real Salt Lake have a minus-4 goal differential.
  • Real Salt Lake has lost three straight matches by the combined score of 9-1.

Game Odds

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Match

Sportsbook Chicago Fire Tie Real Salt Lake Link
888Sport -200 +340 +450

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport -167 +138

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