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Chicago Fire top Orange County SC 2-0 in preseason tune up

Goals from Sapong and Collier secured the win

CJ Sapong and Francisco Calvo
Chicago Fire FC

Chicago Fire forwards Elliot Collier and CJ Sapong each tallied their second goals of the preseason this afternoon in a 2-0 win over USL Championship side Orange County SC.

Collier scored the opener for the Fire, putting away a low cross from Brandt Bronico (playing once again at right back) in the 27th minute. Sapong added a second eight minutes later, scoring a header off a Djordje Mihailovic corner.

The teams played three, 30-minute periods this afternoon. The Fire switched all eleven starters out for the final half hour, which saw the Fire debut for Wyatt Omsberg, who joined the team after a trade that sent Raheem Edwards to Minnesota this week.

The win moves the Fire to 2-1 this preseason. Next up, Chicago takes on the Colorado Rapids at LA Galaxy’s home stadium in Carson, Calif. this Saturday at 2 p.m. CT. The match will be streamed live at ChicagoFireFC.com.

Chicago’s starting XI: Sparrow; Bronico, Kappelhof, Calvo, Bornstein; Azira, Medrán, Mihailović; Collier, Frankowski, Sapong.

Chicago’s lineup for the final 30 minutes: G. Slonina; Gutjahr, Omsberg, N. Slonina, Vazquez; Pineda, Herbers, Casas; Jimenez, Rodriguez, Gutierrez.