Fire coach Veljko Paunovic praised the team's younger players, talked about getting players back from national team camp and gave early impressions from Saturday's preseason opening win.
The Fire opened the preseason with a 3-0 win against the University of South Florida with goals from Arturo Alvarez, David Accam and Vincent Mitchell.
Chicago Fire rookie Brandon Vincent made his national team debut in a 1-0 U.S. win against Canada on Friday night.
4dThe Chicago Fire open up preseason play on Saturday with a match against the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. CT. Here are some things to watch for if you tune into the web stream of the game.
5dMichael Harrington is a nine-year MLS veteran, but this offseason he had something new: free agency. The defender landed with the Fire after going through the new process.
6dThe Fire announced a one-year loan deal, with an option to buy, for 20-year-old Brazilian right back Rodrigo Ramos, who comes from Coritiba in Brazil's top league.
1wHarry Shipp, Nelson Rodriguez and Veljko Paunovic talk about what to expect for the upcoming Fire season in a video interview.
1wThe Chicago Fire announced the signing of 25-year-old Dutch defender Johan Kappelhof on Tuesday, making official a move that was first reported a few days ago.
1wChicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic still maintained his upbeat words about the players and the upcoming season, but also emphasized how much improvement the team needs to make.
1wChicago Fire rookie forward Joey Calistri could be in line to see playing time in a thin group of forwards for the club.
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