New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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The New York Red Bulls continue their homestand as they host the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena.

New York hasn't played since defeating Columbus 1-0 ten days ago following the postponement of their Hudson River derby match against NYCFC.

Chicago has lost consecutive games to Inter Miami and Orlando City after a four-match unbeaten run, which included a victory over their hosts tonight.

Team news

The Red Bulls will be without Cristian Casseres Jr. and Youba Diarra, who are both nursing hamstring injuries. Cameron Harper is questionable with a hip issue. Aaron Long is out for the season with an Achilles injury.

The Fire have only two players listed as out with Ignacio Alaseda missing through a left shin injury and Kenneth Kronholm sideline with a right knee problem.

Predicted lineups

New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Duncan, Nealis, Tarek, Gutman; Tolkin, Davis; Carmona, Clark; Klimala, Fabio

Chicago: Shuttleworth; Pineda, Calvo, Terán; Navarro, Stojanovic, Herbers, Giménez, Sekulic; Beric, Offor

Ones to watch

Fabio has been a dynamic player playmaker for New York all season, recording three goals and a team-high seven assists. He assisted on both Red Bulls goals in the victory over Chicago earlier this season.

Luka Stojanovic has been the biggest attacking threat for the Fire of late, as the Serbian has scored four goals in Chicago's last four matches, including a pair in the last meeting against New York.

Previous meetings

This is the third matchup between the two sides this season with each team winning at home. New York took the first game 2-0 in May behind second-half goals from Casseres Jr. and Caden Clark.

Chicago claimed a 2-1 victory at Soldier Field a little less than a month ago. Stojanovic scored twice inside the first eight minutes with Tom Barlow grabbing a consolation goal for the visitors deep into stoppage time.

How to watch

The match will be streamed nationally on ESPN+. Coverage in New York will be on the MSG Network and the MSG GO app while WGN-TV will carry all of the action in Chicago. Kickoff is set for 6pm Eastern time.

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