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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Announces Schedule of Preseason Friendlies


The Men in Red close out preseason from Feb. 11-24 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Below is the Fire's preseason schedule:

Feb. 11-24: Training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Feb. 14 - Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact - IMG Academy - 6 p.m. CT
Feb. 21 - Chicago Fire vs. Nashville SC - IMG Academy - 3 p.m. CT
Feb. 24 - Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City SC - Orlando City Stadium - 10:30 a.m. CT - Last 15 minutes open for media
Details on web streams will be announced at a later date.

The Men in Red begin regular season play when they host Opening Day against Sporting Kansas City at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m. CT. Tickets are available by calling 888-MLS-FIRE or visiting

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, and celebrated its 20th season in Major League Soccer in 2017. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as 2016 Beyond Sport Team of the Year and 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Sport Team of the Year. As part of the national It's Everyone's Game campaign, the Fire have committed to assist in the construction of 50 mini-pitches in underserved neighborhoods throughout the Chicagoland area in the next five years. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop.