If you’re looking to ditch the cold weather and see the Chicago Fire before they get to Soldier Field, here’s your chance.
The Fire today announced a six-match preseason schedule, with games in both Florida and Southern California.
First team players are due to report to Chicago on January 18. They’ll train at the CIBC Fire Pitch in Chicago January 20-24, then head to Tampa, Fla. for a 12-day training camp. Chicago faces Philadelphia Union on Saturday, February 1 at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Fla. There’s a second match penciled in against a yet-to-be-named opponent on Thursday, February 6 at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay.
Then the Fire move to Southern California for four matches: Chicago will face USL Championship side Orange County SC (Feb. 12), Colorado Rapids (Feb. 15), Toronto FC (Feb. 19) and LA Galaxy (Feb. 22).
The matches against the Rapids and the Galaxy will both be at Dignity Health Sports Park, and you can buy tickets on the LA Galaxy website.
Here’s the full schedule:
January 20-24 – Training at the CIBC Fire Pitch
February 1 – Fire vs. Philadelphia Union in Clearwater, Fla. (Time TBD)
February 6 – Fire vs. TBA in Tampa, Fla. (Time TBD)
February 12 – Fire vs. Orange County SC at Orange County Great Park (Time TBD)
February 15 – Fire vs. Colorado Rapids in Carson, Calif. (2:00 p.m. CT)
February 19 – Fire vs. Toronto FC at University of California-Irvine (Time TBD)
February 22 – Fire vs. LA Galaxy in Carson, Calif. (5:00 p.m. CT)