Aston Villa at Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Toyota Park
TV: chicago-fire.com; CSNChicago.com
Scouting Aston Villa: The English Premier League side comes to town for a preseason training friendly with a couple of familiar faces in goalkeeper Brad Guzan (Homer Glen) and defender Eric Lichaj (Downers Grove). Up front Darren Bent is a player to watch.
Scouting the Fire:The Fire will enjoy a break in its MLS schedule, getting plenty of players into the action against Aston Villa. The Fire is 6-10-3 in international friendlies since its inception in 1998.
Next:at San Jose Earthquakes, 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium