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The 2023 season began in earnest on Monday morning, as the Chicago Fire FC first team and staff embarked on the group's first training session of the year.

From the indoor training field at SeatGeek Stadium, new faces and old were on hand as the journey to match fitness ahead of the team's March 4 home opener got underway with a series of group fitness and small-sided drills.

The Fire will continue to train at SeatGeek Stadium this week prior to departing for the second of preseason camp in Cancun, Mexico on Friday following a morning training session. 

Catch up on the Fire's full preseason schedule and camp roster here, and check out the sights and soundbites from day one in the roundup below:

Catch up with Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson following the Fire's first training session of 2023 preseason camp

Defender Rafael Czichos on taking it to the next level in 2023

El mediocampista Gastón Giménez habla de regresar a la cancha y aportar al equipo en el 2023

Chris Mueller looks forward to his first preseason camp with the Fire

START THE SEASON AT SOLDIER FIELD

START THE SEASON AT SOLDIER FIELD

Be there for our 2023 Home Opener against New York City FC on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m CT!