Chicago is now the 2nd-place team in the Eastern Conference, ahead of New York by a point and trailing Kansas City by three with all three of those teams level on 27 games played. At the other end of the table, Toronto is now officially out of the playoffs after the loss at BMO Field. Alvaro Alvarez opened the scoring for Chicago in the 13th minute and it was 2-0 in the 42nd when Chris Rolfe scored. Eric Hassli pulled a goal back for Toronto in the 79th.
"We got the second goal off a set piece which helped and obviously we had some chances to put the game away and in the end we knew that they were going to through a lot going forward, they pushed up with numbers," Toronto coach Frank Klopas said. "We had chances to put the game away and when you don’t you give up goal from two-zero, momentum shifts and the pressure is on us. In the end we just had to defend well."