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Notes from today's Chicago Fire pre-season scrimmage

On the original pre-season schedule, the Chicago Fire were going to play a match today with the opponent to be announced later. They played a inter-squad scrimmage instead. Chicago Fire team writer Jeff Crandall provided the starting lineups via Twitter.

Looks like one XI will be Johnson; Anibaba, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares, Nyarko, Husidic, Pause, Paladini, Pappa, Ferrari

Other XI is almost exclusively trialists... Pantazoplolous, Clarke, KWS, Ustruck, Muniz, Costa, Seabrook, Bendu, Taitur (new), Barrouch

There was not much information outside of that but it is interesting to see what could be a starting XI. Given the players in that first XI, I would imagine that the team played Carlos de los Cobos' 4-5-1. I think the trialists that played today were being given one last chance. I would not be surprised to see some cuts before Wednesday's big double header against the New York Red Bulls.