On the strength of two goals by Dominic Oduro and a late tally by Orr Barouch the Fire defeated Honduran side Real Espana 3-1.
Chicago took the lead in the 26th minute when Sebastian Grazzini sent Oduro in on the Espana goalkeeper for the first score of the match. Espana tied it in the 38th minute on a header that beat Jay Nolly after a free kick in a dangerous area.
Oduro and the Fire reclaimed the lead for good in the 44th minute as Ivan Guerrero found Patrick Nyarko with a long ball over the top of the defense. Nyarko then found Oduro streaking toward the goal. One minute later Oduro was taken down in the penalty area and earned a PK but Federico Puppo put the ball over the cross bar on the spot attempt.
Barouch closed the scoring in the 88th minute on a goal assisted by Victor Pineda and Mike Videira. One area of concern could be the health of Sebastian Grazzini who left the game late in the first half with an injury.
Fire Line Up
D Gargan (Walls 46')
D Anibaba (Pantazopoulos 46')
D Berry (Watson-Siriboe 46')
D Guerrero (Jumper 46')
M Nyarko (Pineda 46')
M Pardo (Paladini 46')
M Pappa (Bone 46')
M Grazzini (Alex 41') (Videira 76')
F Oduro (Dube 46') (Gulley 82')
F Puppo (Barouch 46')