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How to Watch: Crew vs. Chicago Fire

Everything you need to know for the Crew’s Decision Day game against the Fire.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Chicago Fire Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Decision Day in Major League Soccer as the conclusion of the 2021 regular season has arrived. Seven games across the Eastern Conference will all kick off at 3:30 pm ET with the Crew’s match with the Chicago Fire among them. While the Fire is eliminated from MLS Cup playoff contention, the Black & Gold enter the final game of the year at Lower.com Field needing a win and plenty of other results to miraculously make the postseason.

The defending MLS Cup champions know they need to defeat Chicago by a considerable amount of goals to have a chance to make the MLS Cup playoffs. The Crew needs a win, a New York Red Bulls loss, D.C. United to lose or draw, CF Montreal to lose or draw and to make up seven goals on the Red Bulls to play again in 2021. The Fire will play for pride as the team has already cemented a 12th place finish in the East.

Injuries and suspensions:

Crew: Artur (right hip), Perry Kitchen (left knee), Kevin Molino (right knee), Aidan Morris (left knee), Gyasi Zardes (left knee), and Jonathan Mensah (right leg) are OUT.

Fire: Kenneth Kronholm (right knee) is OUT. Carlos Teran (right thigh) is QUESTIONABLE.

How to watch:

Date: Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, 3:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Lower.com Field - Columbus, Ohio

TV: Bally Sports Ohio

Radio: English: 97.1 The Fan - Spanish: Columbus Crew YouTube

Streaming: ESPN+ (out of market)

East Standings:

5. Atlanta United (33 GP, 48 PTS)

6. Orlando City (33 GP, 48 PTS)

7. New York Red Bulls (33 GP, 47 PTS)

8. CF Montreal (33 GP, 46 PTS)

9. D.C. United (33 GP, 44 PTS)

10. Columbus Crew (33 GP, 44 PTS)

Crew playoff scenario:

CREW QUALIFY: Win + Red Bulls loss + D.C. United loss/draw + CF Montreal loss/draw + equal/beat Red Bulls goal differential

Decision Day Info:

(s) = Supporters Shield’ | (x) = Clinched Playoffs | (e) = Eliminated

EASTERN CONFERENCE GAMES (3:30 pm ET)

Columbus Crew vs. (e) Chicago Fire (Lower.com Field)

CF Montreal vs. Orlando City (Stade Saputo)

(x) New York City FC vs. (x) Philadelphia Union (Yankee Stadium)

(e) FC Cincinnati vs. Atlanta United (TQL Stadium)

(e) Toronto FC vs. D.C. United (BMO Field)

(x) Nashville SC vs. New York Red Bulls (Nissan Stadium)

(s) New England Revolution vs. (e) Inter Miami (Gillette Stadium)

WESTERN CONFERENCE GAMES (6:00 pm ET)

(e) San Jose Earthquakes vs. (e) FC Dallas (Avaya Stadium)

(x) Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake (Children’s Mercy Park)

LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota United (Dignity Health Sports Park)

(x) Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles FC (DSG Park)

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. (x) Seattle Sounders (BC Place)

(x) Portland Timbers vs. (e) Austin FC (Providence Park)

BYE: (e) Houston Dynamo