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Tulsa Roughnecks Travelling To Chicago For Preseason Friendly

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Plus: a Fire academy player gets a USYNT call-up

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You may have been distracted by the weekend’s big sports story— the Fire’s 2-0 win over USF in preseason action. (There was also some NFL game on or something, we’re a little hazy on the details.) You might’ve missed a couple important news stories. We’ve got you covered.

It’s about to get rough in Toyota Park

The club announced last Tuesday that they will be hosting their USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Toyota Park on March 3 at 12 pm as their final preseason game.

The cost of admission is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will go towards the Chicago Fire Foundation, and parking will be free. If you have the urge for some RC Cola and ice cream nachos, regular concessions will be sold during the match.

If you can’t make it to Toyota Park, the game will be streamed live on the Fire’s website.

This will be the first time that the Fire and Tulsa will face each other in any competition. The club signed Tulsa as their USL affiliate last year and renewed their contract in early January. In 2017, six players were loaned to Tulsa and the Fire acquired defender Jorge Corrales from them last September.

The Fire will host Sporting Kansas City one week later for Opening Day.

Fire Academy prospect David Mendoza called up for USMNT U-18 training

Last Friday Mendoza was called up by U-18 head coach Omid Namazi to participate in the team’s training camp. Mendoza will be heading down to sunny Florida on Feb. 4 until the 12. Should he be selected, he has an opportunity to face Costa Rica’s U-18.

This is his second stint with the national side in 2018 as he was part of the Youth National Team Summit earlier this year.

Good luck lad, do your country and club proud!