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.
3wThe third and fourth rounds of the MLS SuperDraft took place on Tuesday and the Chicago Fire added two more picks to the team.
3wThe youthful Fire added two veterans to their roster on Monday, completing the signings of defender Michael Harrington and goalkeeper Patrick McLain.
3wMore and more teams are developing more and more players through their academy systems, which is syphoning top talent from the MLS SuperDraft.
3wThe Chicago fire started the MLS SuperDraft with a trade and didn't stop there, making multiple deals they hope will push the franchise forward after an MLS-worst 2015 season.
3wThe Fire wrapped up the draft by selecting North Carolina defender Jonathan Campbell with pick No. 12 and North Florida midfielder Alex Morrell with pick No. 22.
3wAfter selecting Jack Harrison with the No. 1 pick, the Fire traded him to New York City FC for the No. 4 pick and allocation money. The Fire used the pick to draft Stanford defender Brandon Vincent.
3wThe Chicago Fire selected Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison with the first pick in Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft and immediately traded him to New York City FC for the rights to draft Brandon Vincent.
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