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Chicago Fire Training Camp Update | February 20

MEN IN RED ENTER FINAL WEEK OF TRAINING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
The Chicago Fire entered their second week of preseason training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and will conclude the week with two final tune-up matches before returning to Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The Fire’s friendly against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. CT at IMG Academy will be available via live webstream at live.imgacademytv.com. The Fire’s Feb. 25 match against MLS Cup finalists Toronto FC at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg at 2 p.m. CT will be available at www.chicago-fire.com. 

CHICAGO FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULE: Feb. 21-26
Tuesday, Feb. 21          9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Wednesday, Feb. 22     3 p.m. CT – Chicago Fire vs. Cincinnati FC – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 23         9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Friday, Feb. 24              9 a.m. CT – IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla. – Entire session open to media
Saturday, Feb. 25          2 p.m. CT – Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC – Al Lang Stadium – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sunday, Feb. 26            Return to Chicago

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 Chad Barson has joined the training camp roster.

Chicago Fire Training Camp Roster (as of Feb. 20, 2017):

Goalkeepers: Jorge Bava, Stefan Cleveland, Matt Lampson
Defenders: Chad Barson^, Jonathan Campbell, Matej Dekovic*, Patrick Doody, Michael Harrington, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, 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.