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Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Projected Lineup, and Live Stream

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Looking for a win, Crew SC faces the Fire.

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Still looking for their first points of the season, Columbus Crew SC faces their long-time rival the Chicago Fire for the first of three meetings on the year.

A strong contingent of Black & Gold fans are en route to Chicago to support the team while supporters will be filling bars around the city, including HSH at Hendoc's Pub and Crew Union at 4th Street Bar and Grille. There are plenty of other spots that have joined the Crew SC bar program.

You can also watch at home through MLS Live, TWCSC, and over the air on Fox 28.

The Fire have been slightly better over the first two weeks, they are 0-1-1 for a point, earned on the road and shorthanded against Orlando on Friday the 11th.

Here is everything you need to know followed by hot to watch the match as the home slate of action kicks off for Crew SC! Come back and chat with us during the match in the comment section below.

  • Crew SC were 2-0-1 against the Fire in 2015 and Berhalter is 3-1-1 as head coach against Chicago.
  • Today's game will likely mark the 100th appearance in MLS for Ethan Finlay, all with Crew SC. He's made 63 starts and 36 sub appearances. He's scored 23 goals and notched 21 assists.
  • Harrison Afful and Fire forward David Accam both grew up in Accra, the capital of Ghana. After the game, both players will travel to join the national team to face Mozambique.

Projected Starting XI

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How to Watch

Match Date & Time: March 19, 5:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

Watch: WTTE Fox 28, TWC SportsChannel

Listen: CD102.5, La Mega 103.1

Online: MLS Live

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