Nemanja Nikolic, C.J. Sapong, Djordje Mihailovic and Aleksandar Katai scored, and Nicolas Gaitan had his most influential game of the season.
Tim Howard and Nelson Rodriguez are both from New Jersey. Their connection is much deeper.
The Red Stars open their season tonight against the North Carolina Courage.
The Fire have just one win in four at home to start the season.
The last 10 days or so have been a memorable time for anybody who follows the Fire or soccer in Chicago.
The Fire nearly pulled off their first victory over Toronto FC since 2015, but Jonathan Osorio scored in the 76th minute for the draw.
The fans have created a community at the Atlantic in the form of Chicago Spurs, the official support group of Tottenham Hotspur in Chicago.
The Fire are trying to move back to Chicago. And perhaps with a different identity.
Acquired in 2016 from Dutch team FC Groningen, the game at Toronto will be Johan Kappelhof’s 100th regular-season appearance for the Fire.
If the Fire get anything from this season, Saturday could be remembered as an important day. They earned their first victory, and Gaitan debuted.
The Fire aren’t entirely sure when Gaitan will make his debut. They are quite sure about what they’re expecting when he gets up to speed.
The Fire need more reinforcements than Nicolas Gaitan. Saturday’s loss to Seattle showed that.
Gaitan has played for Boca Juniors, Benfica and Atletico Madrid and joins the Fire after a stint in China.
Zidane led Real Madrid to three straight Champions League titles during his first stint as manager.