The Chicago Fire’s Gastón Giménez and Kaku of the New York Red Bulls will both miss Saturday’s match when the two teams face one another at Soldier Field (6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+). When the match kicks off, both players will be in the final hours of an MLS mandated quarantine period, after taking part in international play for Paraguay.
Chicago’s Miguel Navarro, who left the same city at the same time as Giménez and Kaku, will be cleared to play. So what happened? The story seems fit for an episode of The Amazing Race:
On October 13, Giménez scored the game winning goal for Paraguay in the 85th minute of a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela.