MLS Preseason 2021: Chicago Fireplace FC beat one other Jap Conference foe, knocking off Philadelphia Union

It’s two wins in two preseason contests for Chicago Fireplace FC, which defeated Jap Conference rival Philadelphia Union, 1-0, at Joe Dimaggio Sports activities Complicated in Clearwater, Fla. Saturday.

Javier Casas Jr scored the decisive goal 10 minutes right into a 25-minute extratime interval the teams agreed to play earlier than the start of the match. The 17-year-old homegrown midfielder was set up by Przemysław Frankowski, who gathered a free ball outside the field earlier than connecting with Casas.

Andre Blake got here up big early and Jack Elliott cleared a Robert Beric alternative off the road within the early stages of the primary half. Bobby Shuttleworth denied each Anthony Fontana and Kacper Przybylko just past the half-hour mark.

Álvaro Medrán and Miguel Navarro each made their preseason debuts for Chicago after becoming a member of up with the team in Florida last week.

The Union subsequent take on Orlando City SC of their final preseason match in Florida March 24 at 12:30 pm ET. Fireplace FC meet FC Cincinnati of their subsequent preseason fixture March 27 at 11:30 am ET in Orlando


  • 100’ — CHI — Javier Casas Jr.


Chicago Fireplace FC, first 60 minutes (4-2-3-1): Bobby Shuttleworth — Boris Sekulić, Carlos Terán, Francisco Calvo, Jonathan Bornstein — Gaston Giménez, Johan Kappelhof — Elliot Collier (Andre Reynolds 44’), Ignacio Aliseda, Brian Gutiérrez — Robert Berić

Chicago Fireplace FC, second 65 minutes (4-2-3-1): Gabriel Slonina — Jhon Espinoza, Wyatt Omsberg, Francisco Calvo (Nicolas Slonina 76’), Miguel Angel Navarro — Alvaro Medran, Fabian Herbers (Javier Casas Jr. 80’) — Andre Reynolds (Alex Monis 91’), Luca Stojanović, Przemyslaw Frankowski  — Chinonso Offer

Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2): Andre Blake (Joe Bendik 72’) — Kai Wagner (Matt Real 61’), Jack Elliott (Aurelien Collin 61’), Jakob Glesnes (Brandan Craig 61’), Olivier Mbaizo (Nathan Harriel (61’) — Jose Martinez (Cole Turner 26’) — Jamiro Monteiro (Matej Oravec 61’), Alejandro Bedoya (Quinn Sullivan 61’), Anthony Fontana (Jack McGlynn 61’) — Jack de Vries (Paxten Aaronson 61’), Kacper Przybylko (Ilsinho 61’, de Vries 97’)


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