In the press: Sporting Kansas City 0 – Chicago Fire 1

Chicago Tribune:Pappa leads Fire past Sporting KC: 5th goal leads to 3rd straight win

With the Fire carrying a 2-4-1 road record into Friday’s tilt and Sporting losing just once at home all season, the home side looked like a strong bet to take maximum points in the crucial Eastern Conference clash.

Chicago Sun-Times:Fire tops Sporting KC 1-0 for third victory in row

Marco Pappa scored his fifth goal of the season on a nifty give-and-go with Chris Rolfe in the 58th minute to give the Fire a 1-0 victory Friday against Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Stadium.

Kansas City Star:Chicago Fire tops Sporting KC 1-0

Marco Pappa caught Sporting Kansas City napping less than 15 minutes into the second half in leading the Chicago Fire to a 1-0 victory Friday at Livestrong Sporting Park. “Sporting KC 0-1 Chicago Fire – as it happened: Chicago Fire stun Sporting Kansas City with breakaway winner, Marco Pappa’s goal separates the teams as SKC lose again