The Chicago Fire were finally able to end their MLS-record 5 game tie streak on Saturday, and they were able to end it in style, defeating Eastern Conference rivals Toronto FC 2-0 at BMO Field.
The win gives the undefeated Fire 15 points on the year, and moves them into first place in the East, at least for the time being (previous leaders D.C. play later tonight at Chivas USA).
The Fire have to be pleased not only with their victory, but also in the manner that they achieved it. The Fire played a solid defensive game and didn't have the breakdowns in marking that had been a characteristic of their recent matches.
The Fire will also walk away from Toronto happy with their offensive effort. The Fire were able to finish the chances that they created, and halftime substitute Chris Rolfe continued to make his case for more playing time, scoring the first goal and creating the chance that lead to the Brian
Veteran keeper Jon Busch was also a bright spot for the Fire, making stop after stop and frustrating a Toronto attack that put on a lot of pressure in the 2nd half.
What did you think about the match? Pleased with the Fire's performance? Should results like this be expected in the future from the Fire?
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