Uganda Cranes midfielder Micheal Azira returned to action with Chicago Fire after a short post-season holiday in his home land, doing a little bit of charity.
Azira featured in the MLS club’s preseason game that had them start on a great note – defeating Orange County SC of the USL Championship 2-0 on Wednesday.
The star played for the first half of the match before the whole squad was changed in the final period.
CJ Sapong helped set up Elliot Collier’s opener and then found the net himself to hand the victory to MLS side.
Chicago’s preseason continues on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids at the Dignity Heath Sports Park complex.
Chicago Fire starting XI (4-3-3): Connor Sparrow – Brandt Bronico, Johan Kappelhof, Francisco Calvo, Jonathan Bornstein – Micheal Azira, Alvaro Medrán, Djordje Mihailovic – Elliot Collier, Przemyslaw Frankowski, CJ Sapong
Chicago Fire XI at 61′ (4-3-3): Gabriel Slonina – Jeremiah Gutjahr, Wyatt Omsberg, Nicholas Slonina, Jesus Vazquez – Mauricio Pineda, Fabian Herbers, Javier Casas – Jonathan Jimenez, Allan Rodriguez, Brian Gutierrez