The Fire came out on top with a 2-1 victory.
Chicago Fire recovered from a US Open Cup semi final defeat to D.C. United to post a 2-1 win over Montreal Impact.
The Fire took a sixth-minute lead when Joel Lindpere’s shot from just outside the penalty area deflected off of forward Daniele Paponi to beat Troy Perkins to the near post.
In the 23rd minute, persistent effort from Dilly Duka combined with some questionable defending put the Fire two goals ahead. Duka gathered the ball 40 yards away from goal and dribbled to the edge of the box where the ball was poked away but then deflected back to him, and the 23 year-old midfielder found the lower corner.
Montreal almost equalised in the 39th minute when Sanna Nyassi dribbled down the left side of the field and crossed to Paponi, who laid it off to a wide open Justin Mapp but Sean Johnson made a sprawling kick save to keep the shutout alive.
Then in the 57th minute substitute Felipe made his presence felt, scoring from just outside the penalty area with a curling first time effort, left-footed into the lower corner.
The Brazilian nearly equalised in the 84th minute when Paponi found him just outside the six-yard box, but defender Austin Berry was able to block his attempt.