It wasn't particularly impressive given the opponent, but the first game of preseason usually isn't much more than a fitness test. Veljko Paunovic didn't utilize a complete first choice eleven and looked at a few trialists and draft picks over the course of ninety minutes. Boyd Okwuono started the game at right back and newy arrived Miguel Alvarado, of PSL Laredo Heat, got a look in midfield in the second half.
As for the game itself, the Fire took the lead in the 41s minute when David Accam created some danger on left side feeding Luis Solignac for a shot attempt that Nemanja Nikolic tapped home from close range.
The Fire will next face the Philadelphia Union on Thursday at 1 PM.
First half line-up
Bava; Okwuono, Kappelhof, Meira, Vincent; Bronico, Juninho; Goossens, Solignac, Accam; Nikolic
Second half line-up
Lampson; Beckie, Campbell, Dekovic, Doody; Fernandez, Conner, Alvarado, Johnson; Arshakyan, Delgado