How To Watch and Match Preview: Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire - MLS - 03/09/2024

The Ohio team welcomes their historic rival in a decisive match at Field, as fans gear up for a Star Wars-themed night

Atlanta United FC v Columbus Crew
Atlanta United FC v Columbus Crew / Jason Mowry/GettyImages

Next Saturday, March 9th, fans' eyes will be on Field, where the Columbus Crew will take on the Chicago Fire FC in a Major League Soccer (MLS) showdown. The match promises to be thrilling, with the Columbus Crew aiming to maintain their undefeated streak of the season in front of their passionate home crowd. Additionally, the event will be even more special with the Star Wars theme, providing a unique experience for fans.

The Columbus Crew heads into the game on a high note, following an exciting victory in the Concacaf Champions Cup against the Houston Dynamo FC. The team is currently in third place in the Eastern Conference and remains undefeated in the first two regular-season matches. With an impressive home record against the Chicago Fire, having not lost to them in 13 encounters in Ohio's capital, the Crew is confident in maintaining their dominance.

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On the other hand, the Chicago Fire FC enters the matchup seeking redemption. Despite being in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings, with only one point in two games, the team has shown potential with key players like Xherdan Shaqiri, who has already scored a goal this season and is a well-known threat to the opposing defense. However, the recent history against the Columbus Crew is not favorable, making the Fire's task even more challenging.

In addition to the sporting excitement, fans also have reasons to be excited about the special Star Wars theme at the event. With themed activities and attractions, including the presence of iconic saga characters, the night promises to be memorable for fans of all ages. Fans are encouraged to wear Star Wars costumes and join in the celebrations, making the stadium atmosphere even more exhilarating.

For those unable to attend Field, the match will be broadcast live through the MLS Season Pass, available on the Apple TV app. Additionally, fans can tune in to their local radios to follow the excitement of the game. The broadcast will be available in English on Alt 105.7 FM and the iHeartRadio app, and in Spanish on La Grande 102.5 FM and the La Grande app.