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.
🗣️ Bravo, Javi!
At this time’s match winner 👏 pic.twitter.com/YxC46kYjmk
— Chicago Fireplace FC (@ChicagoFire) March 20, 2021
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’)