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Fire Vs. Impact: Fire And Impact Tied At Half In Montreal's Inaugural Home Game

The Chicago Fire open their MLS season in Montreal, where the Impact are hosting their first ever MLS match.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Frank Klopas and the bench of the Chicago Fire celebrate after a goal against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Frank Klopas and the bench of the Chicago Fire celebrate after a goal against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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In the first half of the Montreal Impact's first ever home game as an MLS team, the Chicago Fire played the amped up newbies to a draw. The Impact were the only team to put a shot on goal in the half, with one of the four shots forcing Fire keeper Paolo Tornaghi to make a save. The Fire, on the other hand, weren't able to put any of their five shots on net. The Impact also controlled the time of possession in the half, keeping the ball for 55% of the time.

Montreal is playing well in front of the raucous crowd in Montreal, but the Fire have experience in this situation, having played the villain in first-ever home games vs. the Portland Timbers and Sporting KC. If the Impact can pull out a victory in the second half, it will be their first victory in the MLS after having fallen to the Vancouver Whitecaps earlier this season.

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