Chicago Fire take on D.C. United at 4:00 PM CST and yes, this game will be video streamed. The video link will be here during the match. This is the opener of the 2012 Carolina Challenge Cup. Games versus the Columbus Crew and Charleston Battery will follow on February 29 and March 3 respectively. For Twitter updates, be sure to check out @ChiFireMatch. Team writer Jeff Crandall caught up with Logan Pause and wrote full Game Notes.
The main takeaways are that the only remaining trialists are goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi and defender Amadou Sanyang. What does this mean? Not quite sure. Goalkeeper Alec Kann is now with the Charleston Battery. In other related goalkeeper news, former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra has signed with D.C. United. Sean Johnson, Orr Barouch, Victor Pineda and Marco Pappa are all out for this game due to international duty. Starting lineups, some other tidbits, our and yours commentary is after the break.