Logan Pause is a defensive midfielder, but coach Carlos de los Cobos has urged Pause to shoot and that paid off. Pause’s 35-yard rocket in the 50th minute of Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Toronto earned 31 percent of the votes for Major League Soccer’s goal-of-the-week. Pause received the league-wide honor on only his second goal in his eight-season MLS career.
The Fire has had nominees for the week’s top goal for five weeks in a row and Pause, in Week 7, was the second winner. Marco Pappa had the goal-of-the-week in Week 3.
NOTE: Tryouts for the Fire Academy’s under-18, under-16 and under-14 boys teams will be held May 24-25 at Toyota Park.
Before the game Tuesday, the Cubs recalled Hayden Wesneski and optioned reliever Michael Rucker.
Leslie Van Houten is serving a life sentence for helping Charles Manson and other followers kill Leno LaBianca, a grocer in Los Angeles, and his wife, Rosemary, in 1969.
The Sky trailed by 15 points at the half and saw their deficit balloon to as many as 22 in the fourth quarter before falling 83-65 for their second loss of the season.
A group of people standing on a sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Halsted Street were fired upon by someone in a vehicle. Two are hospitalized in critical condition.