CHICAGO (March 23, 2021) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that midfielder Stanislav Ivanov has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery in his left knee to repair a medial meniscus tear.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Forsythe M.D. and assisted by Dr. Adam Yanke M.D. PhD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush at the Gold Coast Surgery Center in Chicago. Ivanov is expected to return to training in four months.
The Fire will begin the 2021 MLS regular season on Saturday, April 17, taking on the New England Revolution at Soldier Field. The match against the Revolution is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on WGN-TV and Univision Radio Chicago.
On the night of the home opener, at 7:00 p.m. CT, WGN-TV will exclusively air “Make No Little Plans: Chicago Fire FC 2021 Season Preview.” The all-access show will chronicle the Club’s offseason moves, preseason training camp in Florida and the many storylines surrounding the Club as it begins its second season at Soldier Field.