Justin Mapp and Nat Borchers will battle in Alabama.
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Fire meet Rapids in Alabama Mar. 12

Depart for Guadalajara, Mexico to continue preseason training
Thursday, Mar. 3 -- Exhibition match vs. Atlas -- Club Atlas Colomos Field, 11:00 a.m. CT
Tuesday, Mar. 8 -- Exhibition match vs. Chivas -- Club Guadalajara Tolon Field, 10:30 a.m. CT
Thursday, Mar. 10 -- Exhibition match vs. Tecos -- Tres de Marzo Stadium, 10:30 a.m. CT
Saturday, Mar. 12 -- Exhibition match vs. Colorado Rapids -- Hoover H.S. Stadium in Birmingham, AL, 7:30 a.m. CT
Sunday, Mar. 13 -- Return to Chicago; OFF
Mar. 18 - Mar. 26 -- Training camp begins in Jackson, MS
Friday, Mar. 25 -- Match vs. MetroStars -- Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, MS, 7:30 p.m. CT
Monday, Mar. 28 -- Training at Lake Forest College practice facility begins (Time TBD)

The Chicago Fire will open the 2005 season on the road against FC Dallas on Saturday, Apr. 2 from the Cotton Bowl and at home at Soldier Field against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, Apr. 16 at 7:30 p.m. CT. For more information or to order season tickets for the club's farewell season at Soldier Field, please call 1-888-MLS-FIRE, or visit the team's offices, located at 980 N. Michigan, Suite 1998 in Chicago.

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