Tuesday, February 11, 2014

OSJ Live Commentary (Orlando City SC vs. Chicago Fire)

Photo by Brian Kersey

By Mike Gramajo

BRADENTON, Fla. — Orlando City SC kickoff their line of preseason friendlies when they face off against the Chicago Fire at the IMG Academy.

Both sides will meet for the first time since their quarter final U.S. Open Cup encounter, which saw the Fire staple a 5-1 victory over the Lions in June 2013.

Today's match is the first of four preseason matches that headline OCSC's friendlies in February, three of which will take part in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic later this month.

The Fire will feature former University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights goalkeeper Sean Johnson, while also newcomer Benji Joya, who joined the club on-loan from Liga MX side Santos Laguna and has featured in the United States U-20 squad. Lastly, 2013 Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player Mike Magee will more than likely see minutes against the Lions.

With Dennis Chin playing the role of a lone striker, expect many scoring opportunities from the midfield, which has seen an increase in depth during the offseason. 

Follow along with the OSJ (Live commentary below after the jump):

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