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MLS Game Summary - Chicago at Toronto FC



(Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Chicago 2, Toronto FC 1

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire continued their run of fine form with a 2-1 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Wednesday.

The Fire jumped out to a comfortable first-half lead thanks to Alvaro Fernandez and Chris Rolfe. They continued to dominate until the late stages when Eric Hassli brought TFC to within a goal, but it proved to be nothing more than consolation.

Chicago (14-8-5) has won five of its last six league matches to jump into second place in the Eastern Conference with 47 points.

Toronto (5-17-6) stays bottom of the East on 21 points.

Fernandez, who was acquired from Seattle Sounders FC in a mid-season trade, put the visitors in front in the 13th minute. Pavel Pardo hit the post with a right-footed shot but stuck with the play to send a cross back into the danger area where Fernandez was waiting to nod home his first goal with his new club.

The lead was doubled just before halftime when a failed clearance by the Toronto defense was hammered home by Rolfe's one-time volley through traffic.

Hassli capped a fine passage of play to cut the deficit in half in the 79th minute, latching on to Luis Silva's through ball and firing a shot past Sean Johnson.

That goal sparked a more confident spell of play for Toronto, but the Canadian club was unable to conjure an equalizer. Its winless run has been extended to eight games.

09/12 21:03:48 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 2
 
Final
TOR 2
ATL 5
Final
DET 9
CWS 1
Final
NYM 7
MIA 6
Final
TAM 3
NYY 5
Final
BOS 3
BAL 8
 
Final
PIT 5
MIL 2
 
Final
WAS 4
PHI 1
9th
MIN 7
CLE 2
 
8th
HOU 4
ANA 2
 
8th
KAN 1
OAK 2
 
9th
CHC 2
SDP 5
 
3rd
SFG 1
ARI 5
 
3rd
LOS 2
COL 0
 
3rd
SEA 2
TEX 6
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
4th
CLE 94
BOS 78
 
5:30pm Tonight
ATL
BRK
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
POR
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
SAN
Final
NYI 2
WAS 1
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
NAS 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
MON
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
Final
NOR 3
DUR 2