New York City FC vs Chicago Fire: Match Preview

New York City FC will play their fourth home match of the 2016 MLS season on Sunday, April 10 at 7PM ET, against the Chicago Fire.


The teams met twice in 2015 and once this season. The teams are even at 1W-1D-1L. New York City FC traveled to Chicago to open the 2016 season and left with a 4-3 victory. Goals came from Tommy McNamara, Tony Taylor, Khiry Shelton and Mix Diskerud.

Team Comparison:


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New York City manager Patrick Vieira said, “I think it’s always good to have a break because we can spend more time on the tactical side and do more work. But at the same time, you get really excited and want to be on the field. You want to play games because that’s what players want. I believe it will be the same game. They’ve got some good individual players up front with really good pace and I believe they will be really compact and really direct so we have to be prepared very well and work."

"I think winning a game at home or away is always important but my main focus at the moment is to try and give the team an identity and the key philosophy of how we want to play. The win will come, I’m not worried at all. What is important is the way we play as a team, what players are doing when we have the ball and when we do not. We are going to win, it’s just a question of time. But my main focus at the moment is how we play the games.”

Team Ranking - Goals:

NYCFC forward Khiry Shelton said, “They’re a good side, but I expect that we come out with fire and that we pull away with a win. It's very important, especially at home. We always want to win at home and this weekend we should be able to do that. We’ve been working hard this week and we’re looking forward to the match.”

New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud said, “Everyday we get together and train, we become better. It’s nice to have a little break from the game, you can say, but we’re eager to get back out on the pitch and get three points. We want to control the game as much as possible. That game became a little bit chaotic in the end. We managed to score a lot of goals but we also conceded some."

Look for New York City FC to get back on track as they take on the Chicago Fire at 7PM ET at Yankee Stadium. Get your tickets today!

Match Preview:

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