The Chicago Fire reported for the first day of 2017 preseason preparation Monday, convening at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch in Chicago for media day and administrative activities. Camp begins in earnest Tuesday with the first official training session of the new season.
The current squad consists of 21 signed players, a group which is joined in camp by five unsigned 2017 MLS SuperDraft draftees, as well as four additional camp invitees: trialists Drew Beckie and Boyd Okwuonu, and Chicago Fire Academy’s Djordje Mihailovic and Mihajlo Miskovic.
The full training camp roster is available below. Stay tuned to Chicago-Fire.com and the club's social media outlets -- including Snapchat [chifiremls] -- for complete coverage of 2017 preseason training.
Chicago Fire Training Camp Roster (as of Jan. 23, 2017):
Goalkeepers: Jorge Bava, Stefan Cleveland*, Matt Lampson, Mihajlo Miskovic+
Defenders: Drew Beckie^, Jonathan Campbell, Matej Dekovic*, Patrick Doody, Michael Harrington, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, Boyd Okwuonu^, Brandon Vincent
Midfielders: David Accam, Arturo Alvarez, Brandt Bronico*, Joey Calistri, Drew Connor, Collin Fernandez, John Goossens, Daniel Johnson*, Juninho, Dax McCarty**, Djordje Mihailovic+, Matt Polster
Forwards: David Arshakyan, Michael de Leeuw, Guillermo Delgado*, Nemanja Nikolic, Luis Solignac
*Unsigned SuperDraft Pick
+Chicago Fire Academy Player
**On International Duty