First-place Columbus Crew heads to Soldier Field to take on Chicago Fire FC

Pedro Santos and Gyasi Zardes take part in training for the Columbus Crew. (Columbus Crew SC)

The Columbus Crew SC currently sits atop Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference, two points clear of Toronto FC.

Looking to remain on top of the conference, the Crew (7-1-2) will hit the road Saturday to take on the Chicago Fire FC (2-6-2).

The Crew is coming off a 3-0 victory over rival FC Cincinnati.

Columbus' defense is a major reason why the club leads the Eastern Conference.

The Crew has conceded just two goals so far this season, which is tied for the least amount in league history through 10 games. So far, the Crew has had eight shutouts, which is tied for the most in MLS history through a team's first 10 games.

The Fire is looking to snap a three-match losing streak and currently sits in last place in the Eastern Conference.

This will be the 35th all-time match between the clubs. Chicago holds a 16-6 advantage over the Crew. The teams have played to a draw 12 times.

Kickoff between the Crew and Fire is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Soldier Field.