NBC team previews Red Bulls-Chicago Fire meeting

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Cubs-Mets. Bears-Giants. … Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls?

As NBC lead soccer voice Arlo White says, “Chicago and New York will always resonate in American sports.”

Which is among the reasons this one is on NBC’s flagship network, the first of an MLS Saturday national TV doubleheader. (The second match, L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake later tonight from Southern California, is on NBC Sports Network.)

This is second-place vs. third place – and the teams are separated only by goals scored and goal difference, each sitting on 53 points. A winner Saturday from Red Bull Arena still has a shot at catching Sporting Kansas City. But if one club drops all three points, they will almost certainly leave their remaining Eastern Conference championship hopes right there on the field.

Russ Thaler and Arlo White can tell you more about the match, which kicks off at 3:30 ET:

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