Chicago Fire versus New York Red Bulls: Pros and Cons

Lots of eyes will be on the Fire-Red Bulls game tonight along with the FC Dallas game as both teams fight for the shield. So we will look at some pros and cons heading into the game if you’re an FC Dallas fan.

Pros:

New York has never won in Toyota Stadium.

Regardless of how bad Chicago has been over the last few seasons, they still have always been able to get points against the Red Bulls at home. FC Dallas does not need Chicago to win, just need them to draw New York.

Chicago players are playing for their job

That can always make a team more dangerous when players have to start playing for a paycheck. Lots of rumors that Jason Kries is going to be fired by NYFC and if that’s the case Chicago would be a favorite to land him and he will want to bring in his own style and players that fit his style.

Pride is on the line for Chicago

Chicago has been terrible over the last few months. If Chicago has any pride and wants to give the home fans something to smile about at the end of the year, this would be a good step for them heading into a new era.

Cons: 

Chicago has been terrible the last half of the season

Chicago is 2-7-1 over their last 10. Ironically one of those wins was at home to the Red Bulls.

On paper, New York should win this easily

New York is the better of the two teams and has been all year, plain and simple.

New York is still motivated

Like Dallas, they still have something to play for the Supporters’ Shield on the line. They will come out just as hard.

 

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