MLS heavyweights Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders clashed in a league game where Fire came out victorious.
The first half was rather contentious but the hosts pulled away after the break to win by a 4-1 margin at Toyota Park over the weekend.
Fire started their rout in the 25th minute. NemanjaNikolic stepped up to take the spot kick after the referee awarded them. The player converted it to send the fans in a joyous mood but Sounders’ Clint Dempsey cut the celebrations short.
The US soccer star equalized within three minutes of the opener, sending a nice curl as the ball entered the net. Chicago reclaimed the lead after the break as David Accam scored to make it 2-1. Luis Solignac added another to take the game too far a distance for the guests.
Nikolic grabbed a brace as he soared to the top of the MLS scoring chart. Sounders lost a man Joevin Jones late in the game as he picked up his second yellow card.
The fans were elated at the result as it is the second win for Chicago over their opponents. They won the last in the summer of 2015 before getting this result. Nikolic seem to be onto something this season. His free and regular scoring would take Fire very far in the MLS. Accam has continued to add his, making the season a hopeful one.
Chicago Fire play Colorado Rapids next while Seattle face Kansas City, both on May 17 2017.