The Chicago Fire earned their fourth win of the 2016 preseason Wednesday, defeating NASL side Minnesota United FC by a 4-0 score line at Providence Park in Portland. Rookie Joey Calistri netted a first-half brace and the Fire added goals courtesy of Kingsley Bryce and Arturo Alvarez in the victory.
Watch the match in its entirety in the video above. Full lineups for both clubs are listed below:
CHICAGO FIRE: Matt Lampson^ (Patrick McLain 60’); Michael Harrington (Rodrigo Ramos 46’), Johan Kappelhof (Joao Meira 46’), Jonathan Campbell (Vincent Keller* 60’), Brandon Vincent (Patrick Doody 46’); Matt Polster © (Drew Conner 46’), Michael Stephens (Razvan Cocis 60’), Joey Calistri (Alex Morrell* 46’), Nick LaBrocca (Kingsley Bryce 60’), Collin Fernandez (Arturo Alvarez^ 60’); Kennedy Igboananike (Christian Volesky^ 60’)
MINNESOTA UNITED FC: Kristian Nicht; Anthony Wallace (Justin Davis 46’), Brent Kallman (Aaron Pitchkolan 46’), Chris Ritter (Danny Cruz 46’), Boyd Okwuonu; Juliano Elizeu Vicentini (Damian Lowe 46’), Tony Walls (Lance Laing 46’), Jamie Watson (Daniel Mendes 46’), Bernardo Añor (Andrei Gotsmanov 46’), Christian Ramirez (Greg Jordan 46’), Ben Speas (Ibson 46, Ismalia Jome 59’)
Watch an update on the Chicago Fire's progress at the Simple Invitational courtesy of CSN Chicago broadcast tandem Dan Kelly and Frank Klopas:
CHICAGO FIRE -- 2016 SIMPLE INVITATIONAL
All three of the following matches are available via live stream on Chicago-Fire.com
- Chicago Fire 3:2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Full Video | Highlights
- Chicago Fire vs. Minnesota United FC (NASL); Wednesday (Feb. 24), 7 p.m. CT
- Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers; Saturday (Feb. 27) 7 p.m. CT
Be there for the 2016 Chicago Fire season opener presented by CSN Chicago when the Fire host New York City FC on Sunday, March 6. Single-game, Group and Season Tickets are now available by visiting the Tickets page at Chicago-Fire.com or by calling 888-MLS-FIRE. You can also catch the action live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago with coverage beginning at Noon Central.