Fire win preseason international friendly

Dominic Oduro scored two goals in the first half as the Chicago Fire won a preseason international friendly 3-1 over Real C.D. España on Saturday in New Orleans.

Fire goalkeeper Jay Nolly played the full 90 minutes in his preseason Fire debut, allowing one goal on a header by España’s Edder Gonzalez.

Orr Barouch iced the game for the Fire with a goal in the 88th minute.

Defenders Cory Gibbs and Gonzalo Segares missed the match after getting banged up on Wednesday in the Fire’s 3-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Fire will return to Chicago on Sunday before a trip to Ventura, Calif. on Wednesday. While in California, the Fire will play preseason games against Chivas USA (Feb. 11), the Portland Timbers (Feb. 15) and the San Jose Earthquakes (Feb. 18).