Brian Sandalow

Sports contributor

Brian Sandalow is a sports contributor at the Chicago Sun-Times.

A Chicago native, Lindau will be part of the U.S. Men’s Cerebral Palsy National Team that will play at the Parapan American Games next month in Santiago, Chile.
Before owner Joe Mansueto took over, the Fire were lagging behind their peers. They have a chance to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
What happened in their match against Charlotte is more proof that continuity isn’t the answer for the Fire.
To truly build off Wednesday and turn many of the night’s customers into fans, postseason bids cannot be a rare occurrence for the Fire.
Messi fue excluido por Miami debido a una persistente lesión en la pierna, pero Soldier Field se llenó prácticamente en su totalidad aún sin la leyenda del fútbol.
Messi was ruled out by Miami due to a lingering leg injury, but Soldier Field was still mostly filled even without the soccer legend.
The Fire are offering discounts for 2024 tickets to fans attending Wednesday’s match, regardless of whether the injured Lionel Messi plays.
Messi joining MLS has been a boon for the league and could lead to looser roster rules that could help the Fire capitalize on Joe Mansueto’s wealth.
The Fire have been outscored 11-1 in their last four games and look nothing like the team that surged into playoff contention before the Leagues Cup.