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Fire off to Best Start in Franchise History

By Todd McClamroch in News on Apr 30, 2007 2:34PM

The Chicago Fire put together a strong team performance to earn three points on the road against the defending MLS champions Houston Dynamo. Chris Rolfe tallied the lone goal in the 60th minute to propel the Fire to their best start in franchise history.

After four games the Fire are 3-0-1, earning them 10 points, tying them with the New York Red Bulls (3-0-1) at the top of the seven-team Eastern conference. The Fire's previous best start was the 2000 season in which they won the U.S. Open Cup and made it to the MLS Cup Final which they lost to the Kansas City Wizards.

The Fire travel to New England to take on the Revolution (2-1-1) next Sunday. The Fire were able to shut down New England forward Taylor Twellman in the two teams' first matchup earlier this season in Chicago. Twellman has scored in each game since and leads Major League Soccer in goals with four.