Chicago Fire FC wrapped up its monthlong preseason stint in Orlando on Saturday with a 2-2 draw against hosts Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium.
With the result, the team finishes with a 2-1-1 record over its four preseason friendlies played in the Sunshine State. The Fire previously earned a 2-1 win over New York City FC on March 13, a 1-0 victory vs. Philadelphia Union on March 20, and fell 2-1 to FC Cincinnati on March 27.
Przemysław Frankowski got the scoring started on Saturday in the third minute when he fired a screamer from 20-plus yards out into the upper corner for an early 1-0 lead. Frankowski previously netted a brace in his last visit to Exploria Stadium on Decision Day in 2019.
Frankie only scores bangers in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/4YnOv1rYcq— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) April 3, 2021
After Orlando equalized in the 25th minute, the Fire retook the lead 10 minutes after the halftime break as Boris Sekulić played a through ball to Frankowski on the wing, who crossed it in to Luka Stojanović for a thumping header.
Orlando once again leveled in the 64th minute to provide the final scoreline.
Look how happy Luka is! 😍 pic.twitter.com/T0AqryvPjY— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) April 3, 2021
The Fire next return to Chicago for a final pair of friendlies ahead of their regular season debut against the New England Revolution on April 17. They’ll face their USL League One affiliate Forward Madison FC on Wednesday, April 7 (12:00 pm. CT) and the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, April 10 (11:30 a.m. CT), with both matches being held at SeatGeek Stadium. Both matches will be streamed live on ChicagoFireFC.com.
Tickets for the 2021 Home Opener, presented by Motorola, go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 am CT.
Chicago Fire FC Starting XI: Berić, Bornstein, Frankowski, Giménez, Kappelhof, Medrán, Navarro, Omsberg, Sekulić, Shuttleworth, Stojanović