TORONTO -- The Chicago Fire capitalized on first-half goals from Alvaro Fernandez and Chris Rolfe to topple Toronto FC 2-1 at BMO Field on Wednesday night.
The Fire has won four of their last five matches and sits in second place in the Eastern Conference.
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After setting the tempo through the early moments of the match, the Fire (14-8-5, 47 points) broke through 11 minutes later when Rolfe broke into the box up the middle before playing a charging Pavel Pardo on the left. The veteran midfielder took a one-time shot that rang off the post. Pardo collected the rebound and lofted a cross for Alvaro Fernandez inside the box, and he headed ball past Milos Kocic for his first Fire goal in the 13th minute. .
The Fire doubledd the lead in the 42nd minute. Pavel Pardo's corner kick from the right was headed away at the near post, but Rolfe snared the rebound and unleashed a shot through traffic that beat Kocic at the back post.