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Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union: Preseason Gameday Primer

The first preseason game is here

The Fire training in Tampa, Fla. this week
Chicago Fire FC

We’re still a month out from the Chicago Fire’s regular season opener in Seattle, and 49 days from the home opener at Soldier Field against Atlanta United. With snow on the ground here in Chicago, those games seem like an eternity from now.

But, there’s good news! The Fire take on Philadelphia Union today in the team’s first preseason match of 2020. The two teams will meet at 3 p.m. Central time, at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Fla.

But, with the good news, there’s also bad news. The game isn’t on TV, and there’s no streaming option. The Fire told Hot Time they’re hoping to have streaming options available for at least some of the matches in California later this month, but for today’s match, and the match next week against Dax McCarty’s Nashville SC, the only way to see it is to actually be in attendance.

So, we probably won’t learn a whole lot today about what to expect from Raphael Wicky as far as team shape, tactics, starters, substitutions, etc. That’s okay. We’re getting close. The return to Soldier Field is almost here.

Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, February 1, 2020

MLS Preseason Match 1 | Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.

Kickoff: 3 p.m. Central time

TV/Streaming: None