The Chicago Fire has made a solid, if unspectacular, start to the 2023 MLS season. The team turned 25 years old this season and has been an important member of MLS throughout its existence. They play their home games at Solider Filed – a stadium they share with the Chicago Bears of the NFL – and have established rivalries with FC Dallas and LA Galaxy (from when they were a member of the Western Conference), along with newer rivalries with Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati.
Upcoming home games to note for the Fire include Saturday, April 29, against a New York Red Bulls squad that most rival fans in the MLS dislike, a budding rivalry match against Atlanta United on Saturday, May 20, and a (relatively) geographically close rivalry match against Columbus Crew on Saturday, June 10.
Here is the biggest question for the Chicago Fire based on their start to the 2023 season.
When Does Kai Kamara Pass Landon Donovan?
Kei Kamara may be 38 years old, but the Sierra Leonian is still banging in goals for fun in MLS. Kamara has played for an astonishing ten MLS clubs during his career, and he bagged two goals in a recent win over Minnesota United to close in on Landon Donovan for second all-time on the MLS scoring chart.
Kamara has 142 goals as of writing, putting him three behind Donovan’s 145. That is a total he should pass within in the next couple of months if he maintains his career scoring average of a goal every 0.36 matches. It is hard to see him running down Chris Wondolowski (171), but given that Kamara is still scoring in his late 30s, it is not out of the realm of possibility he could play into his early 40s and really give that record a go.