INTERIM HEAD COACH BRIAN BLISS AND INTERIM ASSISTANT COACH LOGAN PAUSE TO HOLD FIRST MEDIA AVAILABILITY AFTER TRAINING ON MONDAY, SEPT. 21
The two matches against the Montreal Impact on Sept. 23 and Toronto FC on Sept. 26 will be the first in charge for newly-appointed Interim Head Coach Brian Bliss and Interim Assistant Coach Logan Pause. Bliss and Pause will hold their first media availability following the Fire’s training session, which is scheduled to take place at Toyota Park on Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. CT.
MEN IN RED HEAD TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH FOR CANADIAN DOUBLE FEATURE
The Men in Red (7-16-6, 27 points) hit the road to take on the Montreal Impact (10-11-6, 36 points) at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Quebec on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. CT (My50/ESPN Deportes 97.5 FM) before making the trip over to Toronto, Ontario to face Toronto FC (12-13-4, 30 points) at BMO Field on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. CT (CSN+/ESPN Deportes 97.5 FM).
Wednesday match is the third and final meeting of the season between the Fire and Montreal. The Fire defeated the Impact 3-0 at Toyota Park on May 30 and fell 4-3 at Stade Saputo on Sept. 5. The Fire defeated Toronto FC 3-2 at Toyota Park on April 4. Saturday marks the first appearance of the season for the Men in Red at BMO Field.
CHICAGO FIRE ANNOUNCE LOCAL TV
BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF REGULAR SEASON
The Chicago Fire announced the local TV broadcast schedule for the remainder of the 2015 regular season. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Montreal Impact – 7 p.m. CT – My50
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Toronto FC – 1 p.m. CT – CSN and CSN+ - CSN+ will carry the entire Fire match uninterrupted
Saturday, Oct. 3 vs. New England Revolution – 7:30 p.m. CT – My50
Sunday, Oct. 18 at D.C. United – CSN or CSN+
Saturday, Oct. 25 vs. New York Red Bulls – CSN
USL LOAN WATCH
Fire rookie Kingsley Bryce led Saint Louis FC to a 2-1 victory over Louisville City on Sept. 19. After Louisville City went ahead in the 11th minute, Bryce provided an assist on Jamiel Hardware’s 42nd minute strike and then scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute as the Fire’s USL affiliate emerged victorious in their season finale.
While on loan, Bryce started eight of ten matches for Saint Louis FC, scoring two goals and adding one assist.
Rookie Homegrown defender Patrick Doody started 18 of 21 matches for Saint Louis FC this season, adding a team-high four assists.
In 19 starts, goalkeeper Alec Kann concluded the USL season with 74 saves en route to a 1.24 goals against average and six season shutouts.