Last Thursday’s win against FC Dallas pushed us further into the table. With Toronto’s recent win against Columbus Crew, the men in red are now just 5 points below Toronto. Dallas played a tough match at Toyota Park, but since the Fire was unbeaten at home, they weren’t looking forward to losing a game yet. With three goals in the first 10 minutes, this match was just getting interesting. Nemanja Nikolic made it 1-0 in the 2nd minute, and it didn’t take long for FC Dallas to answer back with Roland Lamah tying the score 1 to 1. The last and final goal that secured the win came in the 10th minute was scored by David Accam who made it 2-1.
The Fire is on a four-game win streak making it their longest streak since 2012. We can see a major change in the team compared to previous years. We can definitely see the difference in the team’s goals compared to last year. David Accam being team MVP and the Golden Boot winner scored only 10 goals in 2014 as well as 9 goals in 2015. In comparison, this season Nemanja Nikolic already beat Accams score records in just 13 games by scoring 11 goals. One huge concern in the past and at the start of this season was if the Fire were in playoff shape, due to the Fire failing to make it to the playoffs in the past seven years. However, this season looks like a turning point where the Fire will make it to the playoffs. The men in red are looking confident at home, but there are still many things they need to work on to become better and stronger.