The Chicago Fire were looking to play the role of the spoiler when they visited StubHub Center for a Friday night encounter with defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy.
What better way to open a season than to crash the defending champs' party?
After it appeared that a second deflected goal in as many games would sink the Fire to its first preseason loss in 2015, trialist Shahdon Winchester put matters into his own hands.
In its second game in the Simple Invitational and first against MLS opposition this preseason, the Chicago Fire carved out another draw, this time at the hands of Caleb Porter's Portland Timbers.
Less than four months after its season-ending victory over the Houston Dynamo in October, the Chicago Fire regained that winning feeling once again.