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CHICAGO _ After missing the first three games of the season because of a left hamstring strain, Fire captain Peter Nowak will return to the lineup Saturday against the Tampa Bay Mutiny in Tampa.
"Everything is looking good," Nowak said after a training session Friday. Nowak, 36, would like to play 90 minutes but will see how the game develops.
Nowak's experience and leadership will be a welcome ingredient for the Fire, which blew a two-goal lead in the final 15 minutes and lost in overtime last week in Dallas.
"For our mentality, it's awfully good to get him back," coach Bob Bradley said.
The Fire will have the services of midfielder Chris …