The Fire and Crew played to a scoreless tie tonight in front of a season high crowd of 18,153. Click [here for my full match report on the Tribune's website](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-12-fire-chicago-jul12,0,1495866.story) and here are some more thoughts I had on the game...
**Fire Man of the Match:**
This has to be Marco Pappa. He was easily the Fire's most dangerous attacker and his display of dribbling and crossing was top notch. I did not like it when he got subbed out for Calen Carr in the 85th and I thought the Fire looked far less dangerous even in the few minutes he did not play.
The only thing that Marco could've done better was finish as he had a couple very good looks at goal that he was unable to convert.
I'll give an honorable mention here to the Toyota Park crowd. You guys killed the previous season high mark in attendance and that was great to see.
Also, Section 8 + flares = Very cool.
**A Light-Hearted Locker Room:**
Despite not getting the win, the atmosphere in the Fire locker room after the match was the most festive I have seen it in awhile. The players were definitely happy to have sole possession of first place and seemed satisfied with the result against a good Crew team.
Wilman was out with a left hamstring strain that he picked up in training on Friday. I don't have word yet as to how serious the injury is but I don't expect it to be too bad.
As always, I'll be back with more coverage of the match later on but until then let's hear who you thought was the Fire man of the match. And of course, feel free to comment anything else too.