The Fire finally ended their three game losing streak Saturday night, [defeating Mexican side San Luis 1-0](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/fire/chi-21-fire-chicago-jun21,0,3615049.story) in SuperLiga action at Toyota Park.
Brian McBride scored the match's lone goal in the 69th minute of play, when he was able to smash a Cuauhtemoc Blanco back-pass into the upper 90 from the top of the 18.
Here are a few thoughts I had about the match...
**What I liked:**
**Cuauhtemoc Blanco's hustle**
Although he certainly didn't play his best game in a Fire uniform Saturday night, Cuauhtemoc Blanco made amends with his great display of hustle chasing down a headed ball that would lead to Brian McBride's goal.
Blanco ran nearly half the length of the field (actually beating a defender to the ball) and was able to turn, control, and lay it off perfectly for McBride who blasted it home.
"Credit Temo though," said Denis Hamlett when referring to the Fire's tally. "On a play where usually I'm yelling for him to stay back, he chased the guy down and makes a good play out of it. It was a great pass and a good finish on [McBride's] left foot."
**Hamlett's willingness to play starters**
Despite the idea that SuperLiga is a good opportunity to give starters a break, I liked that Head Coach Denis Hamlett remained true to his word and put his 'best 11' on the field. It was nice to see the Fire's best compete with San Luis and Saturday's win really puts them in a good position to advance to SuperLiga's knockout round.
**What I didn't like:**
Tonight's match was played with great weather on a day with not too much else going on in the Chicago sports landscape. You would think that Saturday would have been a perfect opportunity for the Fire to draw a nice crowd.
Not so much. Only 8,241 fans showed up for the match and a good portion of those were San Luis supporters. Now, I understand that Saturday's game wasn't in MLS play and that's part of the reason for the poor turnout, but it still would've been nice to see a few more butts in the seats at Toyota Park.