BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Jan. 20, 2009) - The Chicago Fire announced today that the team's 2009 preseason will once again begin at the IMG Academy soccer program in Bradenton, Fla. from Jan. 26-Feb. 11. Fire players will report to TOYOTA PARK for team physicals on Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25, before departing for Florida on Monday, Jan. 26.
While in Florida, head coach Denis Hamlett's squad will face the University of Central Florida (Sunday, Feb. 1), the Kansas City Wizards (Wednesday, Feb. 4), Puerto Rico Islanders (Saturday, Feb. 7), and Toronto FC (Tuesday, Feb. 10) during the club's first leg of training.
Chicago Fire 2008 Preseason calendar (subject to change)
Jan. 24: TOYOTA PARK- preseason physicals
Jan. 25: TOYOTA PARK- preseason physicals
Jan. 26-11: IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
-Feb. 1 vs. University of Central Florida
-Feb. 4 vs. Kansas City Wizards
-Feb. 7 vs. Puerto Rico Islanders
-Feb. 10 vs. Toronto FC