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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Fire tops Chivas in preseason match

By ESPNChicago.com

Daniel Paladini scored in the 49th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 1-0 preseason victory over Chivas USA on Saturday afternoon at the Oxnard College Soccer Complex in Oxnard, Calif.

Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson got his first preseason action, playing the first 45 minutes as coach Frank Klopas played a different group in each half. Johnson rejoined the team this week after participating in a month-long U.S. Men’s National Team training camp.

The Fire return to preseason action on Wednesday against the Portland Timbers.