It was a second consecutive preseason win for the Fire, who faced a second-division side this time around after opening their prep for the 2020 season against a pair of MLS foes in the Philadelphia Union and Nashville SC.
Up two through 60. Finish strong. pic.twitter.com/vPiREJPH2N— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) February 12, 2020
Many of coach Raphael Wicky's expected starters were held out of the friendly, contested over three 30-minute periods. For the final 30 minutes, the Fire featured a lineup that included five players not under a first-team contract.
Chicago's preseason continues on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids at the Dignity Heath Sports Park complex
Chicago Fire starting XI (4-3-3): Connor Sparrow - Brandt Bronico, Johan Kappelhof, Francisco Calvo, Jonathan Bornstein - Micheal Azira, Alvaro Medrán, Djordje Mihailovic - Elliot Collier, Przemyslaw Frankowski, CJ Sapong
Chicago Fire XI at 61' (4-3-3): Gabriel Slonina - Jeremiah Gutjahr, Wyatt Omsberg, Nicholas Slonina, Jesus Vazquez - Mauricio Pineda, Fabian Herbers, Javier Casas - Jonathan Jimenez, Allan Rodriguez, Brian Gutierrez