The Fire were active from the opening whistle and got their first goal in the 28th minute. Nemanja Nikolic was at the back post to finish a free kick by Nico Gaitan. The tally brought some relief to the striker, who failed to capitalize on earlier chances.
The score line became 2-0 in the 40th minute when Nikolic got his second. The opportunity once again came off of a set piece, as Gaitan hit a corner kick that was pushed towards goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Nikolic then nodded the ball home from cross range.
Chicago’s third came in the 78th minute when Brandt Bronico found space on the left side. Bronico dribbled towards the top of the box before hitting a curler destined for the upper 90.
After recording a pair of assists, Gaitan got a goal of his own in the 85th minute. Gaitan headed a long ball into the path of Aleksander Katai, who simply sprinted towards net. Once inside the box, Katai played an unselfish square ball, giving Gaitan the easy finish.
The final goal of the night came in the 89th minute. Przemysław Frankowski was able to move towards goal after some creative passing on the right side. The Polish midfielder had no issues slotting his shot past Matt Turner.
The Revs will hope to right the ship on Saturday when they host the San Jose Earthquakes.