BRADENTON, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club fell 2-1 to the Montreal Impact in a preseason friendly at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday evening.
The Impact opened scoring in the 34th minute when Ignacio Piatti received a through ball inside the 18 yard box, cut to his right and curled his shot past a diving Richard Sanchez.
Matteo Mancosu doubled the lead just before the half when he followed up a shot that bounced off the post in the 42nd minute.
The Fire got one back in the 55th minute when they were awarded a free kick 25 yards from goal. MLS SuperDraft pick Diego Campos took the ensuing restart and curled his right-footed free kick onto the head of Dax McCarty, who redirected it into goal to get the Men in Red on the board.
The Fire next face Florida Gulf Coast University at the IMG Academy on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Chicago Fire 1:2 Montreal Impact
Feb. 14, 2018
IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla.
MTL – Ignacio Piatti (Saphir Taider) 34’
MTL – Matteo Mancosu (unassisted) 42’
CHI – Dax McCarty (Diego Campos) 55’
CHI – Grant Lillard (caution) 41’
MTL – Ken Krolicki (caution) 54’
MTL – Daniel Lovitz (caution) 70’
CHI – Christian Dean (caution) 87’
CHI – Omar Castro (caution) 89’
Chicago Fire: Richard Sanchez (Stefan Cleveland 60’); Rafael Ramos (*Omar Castro 60’), Johan Kappelhof (Christian Dean 60’), Grant Lillard (Jonathan Campbell 60’), Brandon Vincent (Jorge Corrales 60’); Mo Adams, Dax McCarty © (*Maxi Moreira 60’); Brandt Bronico, ^Diego Campos, Jon Bakero (*Albert Ruiz 60’); Nemanja Nikolic (^Elliot Collier 60’)
^Unsigned SuperDraft Pick
Montreal Impact First Half: Evan Bush, Jukka Raitala, Zakaria Diallo, Victor Cabrera, Michael Petrasso, Samuel Piette, Saphir Taider, Shamit Shome, Ignacio Piatti ©, Matteo Mancosu
Montreal Impact Second Half: Clement Diop, Daniel Lovitz, Zakaria Diallo, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, Chris Duval, Marco Donadel ©, Ken Krolicki, Clement Bahiya, David Choiniere, Michael Salazar, Anthony Jackson-Hamel