Shipp, Jackson, Braun lead Chicago Fire past Orlando City SC 3-0
BRADENTON, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2014) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club defeated defending USL-PRO champions Orlando City SC 3-0 Tuesday evening at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Harry Shipp, Daniel Jackson and Freddie Braun tallied goals as the Men in Red remain undefeated in three preseason matches.
The Fire opened scoring in the 13th minute when Giuseppe Gentile was fouled just outside the Orlando City 18-yard box. Fire Homegrown midfielder Harry Shipp stepped up for the ensuing free kick and bent his right-footed shot around the Orlando City wall and into goal.
In the 30th minute, the Men in Red would double their lead when Victor Pineda found guest player Daniel Jackson streaking into the box. As Orlando ‘keeper Miguel Gallardo rushed off his line, Jackson took a touch and with a deft chip, lifted the ball over Gallardo and into the open goal.
The Fire found the final goal of the match in the 78th minute when Brendan King’s right-footed shot banged off the cross bar and fell to Open Tryout winner Freddie Braun, who headed it home for the 3-0 lead.
In their Bradenton finale, the Fire face D.C. United on Feb. 12 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
The Fire will host 2013 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners New York Red Bulls for Opening Day, presented by Giordano’s Chicago Pizza, at Toyota Park on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. CT. The Men in Red begin their 17th season two weeks prior on the road when they visit Chivas USA at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. CT.
Single game tickets to the Fire’s 17 MLS Regular Season home matches and to the July 26 international friendly against Barclay’s Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur FC are now available via Ticketmaster and www.Chicago-Fire.com.
Chicago Fire 3 – 0 Orlando City SC
Chicago Fire: Kyle Reynish (Alec Kann 46’); Tim Ward^ (Marco Franco* 46’), Patrick Ianni (Austin Berry 46’), Steven Kinney (Hunter Jumper 46’), Parker Walsh^ (Andrae Campbell^ 46’); Daniel Jackson^ (Freddie Braun^ 46’) , Grant Ward^ (Benji Joya 46’), Logan Pause © (Chris Ritter 60’ (Daniel Jackson^ 79’)), Harry Shipp (Bryan Ciesiulka^ 46’), Victor Pineda (Brendan King 46’); Giuseppe Gentile (Kellen Gulley 46’)
* - 2014 MLS SuperDraft Pick
^- Guest Player
Orlando City SC: Miguel Gallardo; Mason Trafford*, Miguel Ibarra* (RJ Allen* 46’), Luke Boden (James O’Connor 66’), Rob Valentino; Anthony Pulis (Romena Bowie* 46’), Yordany Alvarez (Tyler Turner* 66’), Austin Da Luz, Darwin Ceren, Jamie Watson (Corey Hertzog 46’); Dennis Chinn
Orlando City SC: Miguel Gallardo (Carl Woszczyski 46’), Mason Trafford^, Rob Valentino (Ashani Fairclough 46’), Miguel Ibarra^ (RJ Allen 46’), Luke Boden (Tyler Tuner 66’), Yordany Alvarez (James O’Connor 66’), Anthony Pulis (Corey Hertzog 46’), Darwin Ceren, Austin Da Luz, Jamie Watson (Romena Bowie 46’), Dennis Chin
^- Guest Player
CHI – Harry Shipp (unassisted) 14’
CHI – Daniel Jackson (Victor Pineda) 30’
CHI - Freddie Braun (Brendan King) 78'
OCSC – Tyler Turner (caution) 77’
CHI – Kellen Gulley (caution) 90+’