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Chicago Fire Head to Bradenton for Final Weeks of Preseason

MEN IN RED OPEN THIRD PHASE OF PRESEASON
The Chicago Fire began the final phase of preseason, arriving at the IMG Academy in Bradenton Fla. on Monday afternoon. The Fire will train in southwest Florida through Feb. 26, during which the team will play friendly matches against the Montreal Impact on Feb. 15, Miami FC on Feb. 19, FC Cincinnati on Feb. 22 and Toronto FC on Feb. 25.

CHICAGO FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULE: Feb. 14-20

 Tuesday, Feb. 14          9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
                                       
4 p.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Wednesday, Feb. 15     10 a.m. CT  Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact – Al Lang Stadium – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 16         9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
                                      
4 p.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Friday, Feb. 17              9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
                                      
4 p.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Saturday, Feb. 18          9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
                                      
4 p.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Sunday, Feb. 19            Chicago Fire vs. Miami FC – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla.
Monday, Feb. 20           9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
                                      
4 p.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media

Please note that training times and location are subject to change. Media interested in attending a training session are asked to RSVP to the Chicago Fire Communications Department at fstranzl@chicago-fire.com or ekim@chicago-fire.com for the most up-to-date information.

CHICAGO FIRE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
In addition to current signed players and unsigned 2017 MLS SuperDraft picks Brandt Bronico and Matej Dekovic, trialist Taylor Peay has joined the training camp roster.

Chicago Fire Training Camp Roster (as of Feb. 13, 2017):
Goalkeepers: Jorge Bava, Stefan Cleveland, Matt Lampson
Defenders: Jonathan Campbell, Matej Dekovic*, Patrick Doody, Michael Harrington, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, Taylor Peay^, Brandon Vincent
Midfielders: David Accam, Arturo Alvarez, Brandt Bronico*, Drew Conner, Collin Fernandez, John Goossens, Daniel Johnson, Juninho, Dax McCarty, Djordje Mihailovic, Matt Polster
Forwards: David Arshakyan, Joey Calistri, Michael de Leeuw, Nemanja Nikolic, Luis Solignac

*Unsigned SuperDraft Pick
^Trialist


MEN IN RED BEGIN HISTORIC 20TH SEASON AGAINST COLUMBUS CREW SC ON MARCH 4
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will open their 20th MLS season on the road against Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. CT.  

The following week the Fire will host Opening Day at Toyota Park when they welcome Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. CT.

The Fire’s full schedule can be found at www.Chicago-Fire.com/schedule.

Chicago Fire single game tickets are now available at www.chicago-fire.com. Fans can also take advantage of the club’s Ten-Ticket Flex Plan. Season tickets are available by calling or texting 888-MLS-Fire or via Ticketmaster. Group ticket options are also on sale by emailing tickets@chicago-fire.com.

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