Chicago Fire FC has made its way to Florida for the next stop in its 2020 preseason campaign. The squad will spend the next 12 days in Tampa training and playing a pair of MLS foes.
Chicago is scheduled to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. CT, at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Five days later on February 6, the Fire will play against expansion side Nashville SC at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay at 2:00 p.m. CT.
The next phase of Chicago’s preseason training camp will take place in Los Angeles, where the Fire will play four preseason matches. Chicago will face USL Championship side Orange County SC (Feb. 12), Colorado Rapids (Feb. 15), Toronto FC (Feb. 19) and LA Galaxy (Feb. 22) during its training camp in California.
The Fire’s matches against Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy will be held at Dignity Health Sports Park as part of a doubleheader and will be open to the public. Tickets for each day include access to both games at DHSP and are currently on sale at https://www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.
Below is the Fire's 28-player preseason roster as of Monday:
Goalkeepers: Kenneth Kronholm, Gabriel Slonina, Connor Sparrow
Defenders: Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Jonathan Campbell+, Jonathan Jiménez^, Nikolaos Kainourgios+, Johan Kappelhof, Miguel Ángel Navarro, Mauricio Pineda, Andre Reynolds II, Nicholas Slonina, Jesús Vázquez+
Midfielders: Micheal Azira, Brandt Bronico, Javier Casas*, Raheem Edwards, Przemysław Frankowski, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Fabian Herbers, Álvaro Medrán, Djordje Mihailović, Allan Rodríguez*
Forwards: Robert Berić, Elliot Collier+, Alex Monis*, CJ Sapong
*Chicago Fire Academy Player
^Unsigned 2020 MLS SuperDraft Pick