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Fire midfielder Gastón Giménez on what it means to face his old manager, Atlanta United’s Gabriel Heinze

When Chicago Fire midfielder Gastón Giménez takes the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Saturday against Atlanta United (7 p.m. CT, WGN-TV, CFFC Live), he’ll see a very familiar face on the opposing sideline. His old coach at Vélez Sarsfield in Argentina, Gabriel Heinze, is now the head man in Atlanta.

“Maybe the fact of having spent so much time with him makes it so that I know how he plays and he also knows how I play,” Giménez said through a translator of the opportunity to face his old boss. “And that makes the game — I’m not really sure how to say it, but maybe different for me.