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Fire fall late to Sounders

The Chicago Fire suffered their first loss of the preseason to Seattle Sounders FC, 1-0, on Saturday in Bradenton, Fla.

In an unorthodox 120-minute match, Seattle's Servando Carrasco tallied the game-winning goal in the 120th minute from Roger Levesque. The sides played two 45-minute halves, then an additional 30 minutes at the end.

Uruguayan forward Diego Chaves started the match in his first formal appearance with the Fire. Patrick Nyarko originally was slated to start in that spot.

The Fire's starting crew included Sean Johnson in the goal, Jalil Anibaba, Josip Mikulic and Cory Gibbs on defense, Bratislav Ristic, Baggio Husidic, Logan Pause, Marco Pappa and Gonzalo Segares in the midfield, and the Uruguayan forward tandem of Gaston Puerari and Chaves.

The Fire's first-team squad has posted a 0-1-2 record this preseason, and the reserve squad earned a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday.

The team briefly returns to Chicago this week before heading to Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday. Next weekend, the Fire face Toronto FC on March 5 as part of the Carolina Challenge Cup, which features Toronto, D.C United and the host Charleston Battery.