CHICAGO, IL (Feb. 1, 2012) – The Chicago Fire used goals from Marco Pappa, Dominic Oduro and Orr Barouch to come away with a resounding 3-0 over Florida Gulf Coast University Wednesday night in Ave Maria, Fla. With the victory, the Fire move to 1-0-1 in their 2012 preseason campaign.
- Fire goalkeeper Jay Nolly played the full 90 minutes and allowed one goal in his preseason Fire debut.
- Defenders Cory Gibbs and Gonzalo Segares sat out the match after taking knocks in the Fire’s 3-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast University Wednesday night in Ave Maria, Fla.
- Signed players unavailable for selection Saturday evening were Logan Pause, who has stayed in Chicago with his wife following the couple’s first child, Sean Johnson, who’s resting after a long offseason of national team camps and training at Everton and Rafael Robayo, who continues to await his visa.
- Pause and Johnson will rejoin the team on February 8 in Ventura, Calif., while Robayo is expected to meet his teammates for the first time at some point during the stay out west.
Chicago Fire 3 – 1 Real C.D. Espana
Chicago Fire: Jay Nolly; Dan Gargan, Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Ivan Guerrero*; Patrick Nyarko, Pavel Pardo, Marco Pappa; Sebastian Grazzini (Alex*, 41’); Dominic Oduro, Federico Puppo
Second Half: Jay Nolly; Tony Walls**, Pari Pantazopoulos, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Hunter Jumper**; Victor Pineda, Daniel Paladini, Corben Bone; Alex* (Michael Videira, 76’); Kheli Dube (Kellen Gulley 82’), Orr Barouch
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann*, Paulo Tornaghi*, Cory Gibbs
* - Trialist
** - MLS SuperDraft/Supplemental Draft selection
Real C.D. España: Kevin Hernandez (Marcelo Macias, 46’); Maynor Martinez, Sergio Boca, Daniel Tejeda, David Roura; Juan Acevedo, Edder Delgado (Henry Acosta, 57’), Julio Rodriguez, Jairo Puerto (Gerson Rodas, 46’); Luis Lobo, Jonatan Hansen
Substitutes not used: Hilder Colon, Christian Martinez, Carlos Pavon, Johnny Calderon
CHI – Dominic Oduro (Sebastian Grazzini) 26’
RCDE – Edder Delgado (Jairo Puerto) 38’
CHI – Dominic Oduro (Patrick Nyarko) 44’
CHI – Orr Barouch (Victor Pineda) 88’
CHI – Patrick Nyarko (caution) 21’
CHI – Pari Pantazopoulos (caution) 80’
Referee: Jasen Anno
Referee’s Assistants: Greg Boles, Jeff Greason