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Chicago Fire defeat Nashville SC 3-1 in preseason match

Sapong, Collier, and Beric all scored for Chicago

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The Chicago Fire picked up their first win of the preseason this afternoon, with a 3-1 victory over Nashville SC at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.

The Fire led 2-1 at the half after goals from forwards CJ Sapong and Elliot Collier, whose new contract with the club was announced earlier in the day. New designated player signing Robert Berić buried a penalty in the second half to make it 3-1.

Former Fire players Dax McCarty and David Accam both saw action for Nashville. Randall Leal scored Nashville’s lone goal.

The Fire now head back to Chicago for a few days, before traveling to Los Angeles for four more preseason matches. Chicago’s record this preseason is now 1-1, after a previous loss to Philadelphia Union last week.

Today’s Starting XI:

Shuttleworth, Bronico, Slonina, Calvo, Bornstein, Pineda, Mihailović, Medrán, Collier, Berić, Sapong.

The remainder of the preseason schedule:

February 12 – Chicago Fire FC vs. Orange County SC at Orange County Great Park (2:00 p.m. CT)

February 15 – Chicago Fire FC vs. Colorado Rapids at Dignity Health Sports Park (2:00 p.m. CT)

February 19 – Chicago Fire FC vs. Toronto FC at University of California-Irvine (5:00 p.m. CT)

February 22 – Chicago Fire FC vs. LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park (5:00 p.m. CT)