Nashville SC hasn’t lost any of its three meetings with the Chicago Fire, recording a 5-1 home win in July 2021 and playing a pair of draws, one home and one away. The sides didn’t meet in 2022 as the last match between the sides was a scoreless draw at Solider Field in September 2021.
Nashville SC recorded a 3-1 win over Atlanta United FC on Saturday and has now won each of the last eight MLS matches in which its it scored more than once dating back back to mid-August. Nashville SC has managed just one win in the 11 matches in which it was held under two goals in that time (D5 L5, including playoffs).
The Chicago Fire conceded an 89th-minute equalizer against the New York Red Bulls in a 1-1 draw on Saturday, the league-high sixth goal Chicago has allowed in the final 15 minutes of matches. There has been at least one result-changing goal in the 75th minute or later in six of the Chicago Fire’s nine matches of this season.
Hany Mukhtar recorded assists on two of Nashville SC’s three goals in its win over Atlanta United FC on Saturday. It was the 11th time since the start of the 2021 season that Mukhtar has recorded multiple goal contributions in a home match, two more than any other player in that time.
Brian Gutierrez has recorded at least one assist in each of his last three road appearances for the Chicago Fire dating back to the end of last season. The last Chicago Fire player to record an assist in four straight MLS road appearances was Patrick Nyarko (5 straight) in June-August 2011.