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Sports are unpredictable, you always want your home team to win, but you never know what the outcome of a game is going to be. Now, we’ve witnessed this many times including, when?  The past two Super Bowls. In the 2016 Super Bowl, the Patriots versus the Falcons, no one predicted that the Patriots would come back and win the super bowl. Also in the 2015 Super Bowl, no one ever imagined that the Panthers would have gotten blown out. Similarly, in the 2017 UEFA Champions League, no one thought Juventus would have beaten Barcelona 3-0, I mean Juventus is a great team, but I thought Barcelona would have at least put themselves on the board. Also, in the 2014 World Cup, no one believed that England and Italy would have played the way they did, or that Costa Rica would have gone that far. In the NBA finals, no one would have thought that the Warriors would blow a 3-1 lead having Cleveland Cavaliers win the finals. In the MLB, no one would have thought that the Indians would blow a 3-1 lead in the 2016 finals except for well Cubs fans. Now you never know how a game or tournament will turn out, in sports anything can happen, whether if it’s Football, Soccer, Basketball, or Baseball. You can never predict the final score of a game, a team can be at the bottom and suddenly be at the top of a league. At last, in the MLS, Atlanta was once in 1st place and now they are sitting in 7th place. LA Galaxy, Seattle, and Toronto were top teams last year and this season they have been struggling to win matches.     

 

On Friday, April 22nd, something similar happened to the Chicago Fire when they faced Toronto FC, an unexpected turn of the game. Before they played each other, Toronto was sitting in 9th place while the Fire was in 3rd. Giovinco was having a tough time finding the back of the net, only having scored one goal so far. The Fire, on the other hand, has been improving, they’ve been playing better and scoring more goals. When the ref blew the whistle, the Fire was playing a great match up to the 20th minute, but after that, they couldn’t handle the pressure that Toronto was giving them. The defense made silly mistakes that cost Chicago Fire their possession. Giovinco scored his 2nd goal of the season in the 28 minute. Just five minutes later Toronto struck again making a 2-0. The Fire still couldn’t get themselves up and back into the game. Daniel Johnson came into the game with a bang with a good shot at the goal but nearly missed. Daniel Johnson wasn’t enough to bring back the team. Giovinco scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 82nd minute, making that his 3rd goal of the season. David Accam brought the Fire back a goal making it 3-1 in the 88th minute, but it was too late to come back from that loss.

 

The Fire needs to improve for their away games. On Friday the Fire felt lost, it seemed as they no longer knew what to do. The only ones who stood out to me were Luis Solignac and Daniel Johnson. We have a better team than Toronto, but the way the Fire played it sure didn’t seem like it. Chicago Fire have to be stronger away from home, yeah this game wasn’t as bad as Atlanta’s, but the Fire can’t afford to lose games at this time. The following game will be against New York Red Bulls where the Fire will be looking to redeem themselves. On April 29th at 6:30 pm Central time, the Fire will verse New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls so far are sitting in 5th place with 10 points with 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The Men in Red are currently still in 3rd place, this upcoming game will be a big match-up for both eastern conference teams.

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