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Sporting Kansas City 2, Chicago Fire 0: Man of the Match

MLS: Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In retrospect, the game played out how I thought it would, but not how I’d hoped. The Fire’s defensive gremlins and lack of finishing ability came back to bite them tonight and they finished the 2-0 losers despite having chances in the 2nd half to bring it back and potentially equalize. Those chances were created in large part thanks to our Man of the Match, Federico Navarro. The Fire debutant came on at halftime and completely flipped the game on its head. It was thanks to his ball-winning abilities that the Fire were able to get forward and become the dangerous team they were in the second period. And on top of that, he stabilized the middle of the park, keeping SKC from getting too many chances. For all of that, Fede gets this game's award.

(Now let us know how you saw it. Vote for your choice for MOTM/WOTM in the poll below. The poll will be open for two days, after which we’ll publicize the results. (Note: if you’re viewing this post from AMP or Apple News, you won’t see the poll below. Feel free to tell us your pick in the comments.)

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MotM @ SKC

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Bobby Shuttleworth
    (2 votes)
  • 7%
    Jonathan Bornstein
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Mauricio Pineda
    (0 votes)
  • 15%
    Carlos Terán
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Miguel Navarro
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Álvero Medrán
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Fabian Herbers
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  • 0%
    Boris Sekulic
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Stanislav Ivanov
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  • 0%
    Robert Beric
    (0 votes)
  • 53%
    Federico Navarro
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Jhan Espinoza
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Chinonso Offor
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ignacio Aliseda
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