Chicago Fire Versus Aston Villa First Half Game Notes

Chicago Fire fans got a glimpse of players that they seldom get to see play against Aston Villa. In the international friendly, reserves such as Corben Bone, Rafael Robayo and Orr Barouch received some much-needed playing time. They started alongside, among others, Marco Pappa and Alex, the newcomer from Brazil.

Jay Nolly also started for the Fire as the goalkeeper. It was his first game since tearing his Achilles.

For Alex, this game should prove to be beneficial as he is still getting acclimated to his Fire teammates. For the rest of the reserves, they receive in-game experience that may prove vital in case of an injury strikes the team going forward.

Thus far the Fire has looked slightly tentative against their foes from the English Premier League. While the Fire's passing has been sharp, they seldom had chances to attack. Their defense has also appeared sluggish as they get a feel for Aston Villa's offensive attack.

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