WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.
TV/RADIO: KMCI-TV (Ch. 38); 99.3 FM, KDTD (1340 AM)
ABOUT SPORTING KC (8-8-4, 28 points): The club will take a five-match unbeaten streak into the match after a 3-1 victory Sunday against New York City FC, perhaps its most complete performance of the season. Sporting KC has scored 10 goals over its past four games, the best current streak in MLS. Graham Zusi (hamstring), Paulo Nagamura (thigh) and Chance Myers (hamstring) are listed as questionable.
ABOUT CHICAGO (3-8-5, 14 points): In coach Veljko Paunovic's first season, the Fire has the lowest point total in the league. But it has been a much better club at Toyota Park, losing only once in its past seven matches there. Chicago has scored only 15 goals in 16 matches, the worst offensive output in the Eastern Conference.
BOTTOM LINE: Sporting KC is 5-1-1 against Eastern Conference opponents this season.
PREDICTION: Sporting KC 2, Chicago 1