Chicago Fire FC is back on the road on Sunday afternoon, as the team travels to take on Toronto FC in a 3 p.m. CT kickoff at BMO Field.
Interim head coach Frank Klopas will lead the Fire for the first match since the Club parted ways with head coach Raphael Wicky on Thursday. Toronto experienced a coaching change of their own this summer, when former head coach Chris Armas was dismissed in July. Javier Perez was named interim head coach at the time, and had the interim tag removed in early August. Toronto currently sit in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, with 22 points through 27 games played this season.
With the opening whistle now an hour away, get the details on Klopas' lineup below and watch coverage of today's kickoff in Canada on WGN-TV, CFFC Live, WOJO 105.1 FM HD-3, and MLS LIVE's out-of-market package on ESPN+.
- Zero changes have been made to the lineup that beat New York City FC 2-0 at SeatGeek Stadium on Wednesday.
- 17-year-old goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina will look to continue his good run of form in net, as he makes his fifth-straight start and sixth of the season overall. Slonina and the Fire defensive unit have picked up clean sheets in back-to-back matches entering Sunday's contest.
- Forward Robert Berić will lead the Fire attacking unit this evening after scoring his fourth goal of the season and picking up an assist on Wednesday against NYCFC. Berić scored the opening goal in the 48th minute, before teeing up Federico Navarro in the 66th. He'll be joined in attack by Fabian Herbers, whose 19th start of the season today represents his single-season career high since entering the league in 2016.
- Federico Navarro is also back in the opening XI as part of tonight's midfield after scoring the first goal of both his professional and Fire career on Wednesday. He'll partner with Álvaro Medrán - who added to his team-high in assists (six) with his feed to Berić on Wednesday's opener - as well as Gastón Giménez, who makes his 20th start of 2021.
- Jhon Espinoza and Miguel Navarro will operate as a wide tandem this afternoon, lining up opposite one another as part of the starting lineup for the third-straight outing.
- Along the defensive back line, Johan Kappelhof, Mauricio Pineda, and today's captain Jonathan Bornstein will look to help keep the aforementioned shutout streak alive today in Toronto.
- Available to Klopas as substitutions today are goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth, defender Wyatt Omsberg, defender Francisco Calvo, midfielder Javier Casas Jr., midfielder Alex Monis, forward Elliot Collier, forward Stanislav Ivanov, forward Ignacio Aliseda, and forward Chinonso Offor.
- Midfielder Brian Gutierrez (right ankle), midfielder Luka Stojanović (ankle), defender Boris Sekulić (back), defender Carlos Terán (right thigh), and goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm (right knee) are out due to injury for tonight's match.
Get a look at Toronto's starting lineup below as it becomes available: