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Chicago Fire FC Travels to California for Coachella Valley Invitational

February 5, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Chicago Fire FC News Release

CHICAGO - Chicago Fire FC traveled to California to participate in the Coachella Valley Invitational from Feb. 5-17 for the Club's second leg of 2024 MLS preseason.

Chicago will play four matches at the Coachella Valley Invitational, facing off against Austin FC (Feb. 7), LAFC (Feb. 11), Minnesota United FC (Feb. 14), and the Portland Timbers (Feb. 17). Tickets to attend the Coachella Valley Invitational can be purchased.

2024 Chicago Fire FC Preseason Roster

Goalkeepers: Chris Brady, Jeff Gal, Patrick Los^^, Spencer Richey

Defenders: Allan Arigoni, Rafael Czichos, Jonathan Dean, Chase Gasper, Andrew Gutman, Wyatt Omsberg, Justin Reynolds, Carlos Terán, Tobias Salquist

Defender/Midfielder: Mauricio Pineda

Midfielders: Javier Casas Jr., Gastón Giménez, Omari Glasgow*, Brian Gutiérrez, Fabián Herbers, Federico Navarro, Xherdan Shaqiri, Laurence Wootton^

Wingers: Maren Haile-Selassie, Chris Mueller

Forwards: Tom Barlow, Georgios Koutsias, Kacper Przybyłko

* = Chicago Fire FC II player

^ = 2024 MLS SuperDraft selection

^^ = Chicago Fire Academy player

Chicago's 2024 regular season, driven by Carvana, will open on the road against the Philadelphia Union at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Subaru Park in Chester, Pa. The following weekend, the Fire will host 2023 MLS Supporters' Shield winners FC Cincinnati on March 2 at Soldier Field. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT, the match against Cincinnati will mark the earliest home opener in Chicago Fire history, occurring two days prior to the Club's 2023 opener. Tickets are available starting at $35 and can be purchased here via or by calling 888-MLS-FIRE.

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