What looked to be shaping up as a good opportunity for the Fire to pick up three points on the road against an Eastern Conference opponent this coming week is off the board. The Fire were set to visit a Montreal Impact side on Saturday (4/18) just four days before Frank Klopas' team was scheduled to compete in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champion's League Final in Mexico against Club America. It was believed that Montreal would have to consider a "B" squad on Friday in order to channel all efforts into the Final.
That's no longer the case.
The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 23. This means that the Fire will now have a three games in eight days stretch during the last week in September. On 9/19, the Fire host Orland City followed by the trip to Montreal and then another trip to Toronto on 9/26.
A match on 4/15 against the Revolution was rescheduled last week at the request of New England, who would have been in the midst of their own three game in eight days run if not for the postponement. The move to June 13 could potentially cause issue with congestion due to the US Open Cup.
The Fire will now have additional time for injured players to mend but will have been idle for almost three weeks after their best game of the season when they return to action on April 24 against New York City FC.