Phase three of the 2018 Chicago Fire preseason slate gets formally underway on Monday, as head coach Veljko Paunovic and his side return to Florida for two weeks of training at Bradenton's IMG Academy.
The Men In Red will train at IMG from Feb. 12-23 before a brief stop in Orlando on the 24th, and will additionally play four matches over the course of the next 13 days as they continue to gear up for their March 10 season opener at Toyota Park against Sporting Kansas City (5 p.m. CT | TICKETS). Here's how the match schedule breaks down for the final preseason leg in Florida:
Wednesday, Feb. 14 vs. the Montreal Impact - IMG Academy - 6 p.m. CT
Saturday, Feb. 17 vs. Florida Gulf Coast University - IMG Academy - 3:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Feb. 21 vs. Nashville SC - IMG Academy - 3 p.m. CT
Saturday, Feb. 24 at Orlando City SC - Orlando City Stadium - 10 a.m. CT
Details on web streams will be announced at a later date, so stay tuned to Chicago-Fire.com and club social media channels for updates.
Rounding out the preseason calendar are the 2018 Chicago Fire Foundation Season Kickoff Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 26th (Tickets available here) and a friendly against USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 3 (12 p.m. CT | GAME INFO).
The Fire's training camp roster saw only minor changes between phases two and three, with current Chicago Fire Academy Gilberto Angeles and Javier Cases departing the first team setup while the club welcomed one new trialist in midfielder Omar Castro.
Chicago Fire Training Camp Roster (as of Feb. 12, 2018):
Goalkeepers: Stefan Cleveland, +Sam Howard, Richard Sanchez
Defenders: Jonathan Campbell, Jorge Corrales, Christian Dean, Johan Kappelhof, Grant Lillard, +Maxi Moreira, Matt Polster, Rafael Ramos, Brandon Vincent
Midfielders: Mo Adams, Brandt Bronico, +Omar Castro, Drew Conner, Daniel Johnson, Dax McCarty, Djordje Mihailovic, Bastian Schweinsteiger
Forwards: Jon Bakero, ^Diego Campos, ^Elliot Collier, Michael de Leeuw, +Josh Gatt, Nemanja Nikolic, +Albert Ruiz, Luis Solignac
*Chicago Fire Academy Player
^Unsigned SuperDraft Pick