Inter Miami CF (4W-4D-9L, 16 points) returns home to take on the Chicago Fire FC (5W-5D-9L, 20 points) on Wednesday, Aug. 18. The matchup at DRV PNK Stadium is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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Where to Watch
The match will be broadcast regionally on My33, CW34, Unimás, and the Inter Miami App. Fans worldwide can follow live updates including video highlights and stats on the Club’s App. Download and Register your Profile here: https://www.intermiamicf.com/en/club/app.
Round Two vs. Chicago Fire FC
Wednesday’s fixture against Chicago Fire FC will be the second encounter between the teams in Club history, in which Inter Miami CF will seek to secure its first win over the Chicago-based side.
Winning Run at Home
Inter Miami CF will return to DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 18 following its away game at Red Bull Arena against the New York City FC, in which the team fell 2-0.
The team will be aiming to clinch its third consecutive win at home after defeating CF Montréal 2-1 on July 31 and Nashville SC 2-1 on Aug. 8 in its last home matches.
The match may feature reunions between former teammates or rivals for several Inter Miami and Chicago Fire players. Goalkeeper Nick Marsman and defender Kelvin Leerdam may face former Dutch rival Johan Kappelhof. Marsman faced Kappelhof four times during his time with Twente FC. Leerdam may face Kappelhof who he has played against 11 times in his career, including six times in the Dutch league, the Eredivisie, while also having been Kappelhof’s teammate on the Netherlands U21 team.
Reunions may be in the cards for a handful of Argentine players. Inter Miami defenders Leandro González Pírez and Nicolás Figal may face former rival Gastón Giménez. LGP faced Giménez twice during his stints with River Plate and Atlético Tigre. Figal, meanwhile, played against Giménez in 2018 during his stint with Club Atlético Independiente.
Lastly, defender Christian Makoun may face compatriot Miguel Ángel Navarro. The duo featured together as teammates in ten matches for the Venezuelan U21 team. Most recently they shared the pitch together in an international friendly against the United States U19 team in 2018. Inter Miami’s Blaise Matuidi may face former rival Robert Beric. The pair faced off three times during Matuidi’s career with Paris Saint-Germain. Midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro may encounter Jonathon Bornstein after playing against him in a series of matches during his tenure with CF Pachuca.
Chicago Fire's Record
The Chicago Fire will enter this weekend’s fixture after defeating the Columbus Crew 1-0 at Soldier Field in its previous game. So far in 2021, the Fire have registered five wins, five draws and nine losses. Luka Stojanović and Álvaro Medrán have led the team this campaign, with Stojanović tallying six goals and Medrán registering five assists.