Midfielder Brian Gutiérrez Named to MLS Team of the Matchday Bench for Matchday 18


CHICAGO (June 3, 2024) - Chicago Fire FC Homegrown midfielder Brian Gutiérrez was named to the MLS Team of the Matchday bench for Matchday 18 following his performance in Saturday’s 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy. With the result, the Fire extended its unbeaten run to three matches without a loss in league play (1-0-2).

Gutiérrez scored his fourth goal of the MLS regular season against the Galaxy, and his second game-winning goal of 2024. After going down 1-0 following a penalty kick awarded to LA, Chicago leveled the score in the 32nd minute by way of forward Hugo Cuypers.

With the score remaining tied 15 minutes into the second half, Gutiérrez put the Fire ahead in the 61st minute when he took advantage of a misplaced pass by the Galaxy defense. The Chicago native carried the ball up the middle of the field, sending a powerful, low shot that hit the bottom of the left post, then crossed the goal and hit the bottom of the right post before rolling into the back of the net. The game-winning goal marked the 20-year-old’s fourth of the season, which ranks as the second-most on the team in 2024.

Following the international break, Chicago will travel to face Toronto FC on Saturday, June 15. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass and transmitted locally via (English) and WRTO 1200 AM (Spanish).