When the final whistle sounded at BMO Field on Saturday night, the Chicago Fire's fluctuating season and playoff chances, albeit improbable, were officially halted.
For glimpses of Saturday's encounter between Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire, Brian Bliss' group appeared to show the endeavor necessary to procure the team's first away win from home since July 2
Brian Bliss received a rude welcome in his first match in charge as Fire interim head coach.
If the narrative of Brian Bliss provisionally setting aside his daily chores as technical director and taking up the role of interim head coach – and winning – sounds familiar, it should.
The Fire suffered two, significant blows to its back line.