Chicago Fire FC autism event
MATCH PREVIEW, pres. by Toyota: Red Bulls Host Chicago for 10th Annual Autism Acceptance Match, pres. by Hackensack Meridian Health

Autism awareness is the focus in the Month of April, and this time around, there are great sports events to commemorate the season. For example The New York Red Bulls will be facing off against their opponents , the Chicago Fire FC. This match will be happening at the Red Bull Arena and it is their 10th annual Autism Acceptance match sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health.

Fans have the opportunity to watch all the action on MLS Season Pass through Apple TV or listen to coverage in English on New York Red Bulls Radio via TuneIn the New York Red Bulls app or

The Sport Schedule

The game is scheduled to start at 7;30 p.m. ET. This special occasion goes beyond soccer and enjoyment. At core it helps  promote awareness and acceptance for individuals with autism as well as raise funds for children with special needs who are autistic and require support.

It is an important cause and the New York Red Bulls are proud to be a part of it every year.

For those who prefer to listen in Spanish, Diego Pessolano and Daniel Chapela will do the play by play coverage while Callum Williams and Calen Carr will offer English commentary. The New York Red Bulls have been performing well at their home ground scoring 9 goals and only conceding 1 in their last three matches.

The stakes

Lewis Morgan, their [New York] goal scorer has netted four goals at the Red Bull Arena and has also scored once against the Fire. This positions the team favorably as they currently lead the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile the Chicago Fire FC is not behind – in away matches this season, they have had only one loss so far.

The New York’s, Dante Vanzeir, has been recognized for his outstanding performance especially in the match they did against FC Cincinnati. He currently leads the MLS with six assists and has also scored his first goal of the season. Vanzeir is also among the top five players in MLS for contributing to goals, just behind famous players such as Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Chicho Arango, and Morgan.

Autism Treatment & Support

In addition to events that aim to raise awareness, we at Illinois Autism Center (IAC) also strive to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder. We are dedicated to offering families education about Autism and delivering customized therapy services.

With our programs and high-quality ABA therapy in Chicago, we have been able to make advancements in enhancing the well-being of those with Autism and their families.