Andy Gruenebaum was the star for much of the game, but he couldn't prevent the Chicago midfielder from winning the match in the 83rd minute.The Chicago Fire edged the Columbus Crew 1-0 at Toyota Park, thanks to a late headed goal by Jeff Larentowicz.
After a dull first half, the match came to life in the second period, and it was the home side in the ascendency. Were it not for a string of spectacular saves by Andy Gruenebaum, the Fire could have easily been three or four goals to the good.
Instead, the game was settled late off a long throw in. Austin Berry got a flicked header on Jalil Anibaba's long throw, and Larentowicz knifed in between two defenders to head home, giving his side a narrow victory.
After going winless in their first five, the Fire have now won two of three.