It looked like Toronto FC's turnaround under Paul Mariner would continue on Saturday night at Toyota Park. They were a goal up and on the front foot, but then Marco Pappa got the Chicago Fire leveled. The match was flipped upside down and then six minutes before time Austin Berry scored to complete the Fire comeback and hand them a 2-1 win.
The Fire started the match brightly, but one mistake changed that. A awful backpass by Marco Pappa doubled as a through ball for Ryan Johnson, who was in all alone on goal and finished easily to put Toronto up after 15 minutes.
Once they got their goal, Toronto took control of the match. It wasn't so much that they were creating chances, because they weren't, but they were seeing out the match and never felt too threatened. That earned them a halftime lead and at the hour mark they were still ahead.
But in the 64th minute, Toronto's defense failed them. They played pinball with the ball in their own box and eventually Marco Pappa got to it. He rounded Milos Kocic and then finished from a sharp angle to level things.
Six minutes from time, the match looked destined fro a draw, but then Chicago earned a free kick in the final third. Pavel Pardo stepped to it and hit a great curled ball, which was met by Austin Berry and headed home for the match-winner.