Chicago Fire burns depleted Union 3-0. So what?

Based on an unfortunate own goal and a couple subsequent goals on the counter, the lowly Fire beat the Union 3-0 on Saturday night.

Union first XI: McCarthy; Fabinho, Marquez, Tribbett, Rosenberry; Creavalle, Barnetta; Pontius, Alberg, Herbers; Sapong

Instead of giving you a standard recap of this nonsense match, I’m going to tell you why it doesn’t matter. Would the three points (or even a point) been nice? Sure. But the lineup they had out there was hardly representative of the team we’ll see going forward; Andre Blake and Alejandro Bedoya were missing due to national team duty, Joshua Yaro was out, Mo Edu is going to get minutes at Bethlehem Steel to get ready… in order words, don’t panic. The Fire beat the Union in Bridgeview; it would be a far bigger deal if it happened in Chester. The Union’s playoff hopes and dreams do not rest on this┬áresult, and therefore, this is my take on this whole thing:

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