Chicago Fire (7-10-6, 10th in Eastern Conference) vs Charlotte FC (9-12-2, 7th in Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
fanduel sportsbook Line: Charlotte FC +125, Chicago +206, Draw +243; is more/less 2.5 goals
Bottom line: One game after the 3-0 draw to DC United, Charlotte FC face the Chicago Fire.
Charlotte is 6-9-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte leads 4-8 in a one-goal match.
The Fires are 4-7-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Fire is 2-0-1 when they score at least three goals.
Saturday’s game is the first time these teams have met this season.
Top Performer: Karol Swederski has scored six goals with two assists for Charlotte. Andre Shinyashiki has scored three goals in the last 10 matches.
Xherdan Shaqiri has four goals and four assists for the fire. Rafael Zichos has scored three goals in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Charlotte: 4-5-1, averaged 1.6 goals, 3.5 shots on goal and 4.2 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.5 goals per game.
Fire: 5-4-1, averages 1.3 goals, 5.4 shots on goal and 4.8 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.
Not expected to play: Charlotte: Kervin Vargas (injured), Vinicius Melo (injured), Adam Edouard Armor (injured), Daniel Rios (injured), Kamil Jojwiak (injured).
Fire: Sergio Oregal (injured), John Espinoza (wounded), Wyatt Omsberg (wounded), Stanislav Ivanov (wounded), Gaston Gimenez (wounded).