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.
Never a doubt: Berić buries his first in a Fire shirt. #cffc #cf97 pic.twitter.com/buDcOhXS9G— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) February 6, 2020
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)