The Chicago Fire came out flying and never looked back.
The Fire scored two goals inside of the first 15 minutes en route to grabbing their first win of the season via a 2-0 affair against Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Nemanja Nikolic opened the scoring and his MLS account inside of a cold Toyota Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois after just 11 minutes, and Arturo Alvarez doubled the lead shortly thereafter with his first tally of the season.
RSL tried to muster up a response, but were unable to find much of a rhythm until the second half. Even with some improved play, Real Salt Lake failed to break down a tough Fire defense that posted its first shutout of the year in Chicago’s home opener.