Sunday, January 29, 2012
Fire starts preseason with draw
The Chicago Fire got a first look at their talent on Sunday, opening the preseason with a 0-0 draw against D.C. United at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Fire head coach Frank Klopas played 33 of the 36 players on the club's preseason roster, including 10 returning players.
Supplemental draft pick Carl Woszczynski started in goal in the first of nine preseason matches.
The Fire threatened in the 60th minute when new forward Kheli Dube laid the ball off for Lucky Mkosana. The second-round draft pick drilled a shot on goal, but D.C. United goalkeeper Joe Willis made the save.