Pause Wins MLS Award

Chicago Fire midfielder Logan Pause earned his first career MLS Goal of the Week award after scoring the lone goal in the Fire’s 4-1 defeat to Toronto FC at BMO Field this past weekend.  

With 31 percent of the votes, Pause edged San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis to give the Fire its second MLS Goal of the Week Award this season and its fifth MLS Goal of the Week nomination to date.

With the Fire trailing 2-0 in the 50th minute, Fire defender Krzysztof Krol laid the ball off to Pause who smashed a driven ball into the top right corner of the net past Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei. It was Pause’s second career goal and first since he opened his MLS account against the New England Revolution on April 7, 2007.

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The Fire will wrap their two-game road swing with a trip to Kansas City to take on the Wizards on Saturday, May 15 (7:30 PM CT, FSC/FSE). The club returns to TOYOTA PARK for a four-game home stand, beginning with a match against Paris Saint-Germain in the first match of the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 PM CT, and will play against either Legia Warsaw or Red Star Belgrade in the final round of the Sister Cities International Cup on Saturday, May 22. Brimstone Cup rivals FC Dallas come to Chicago on Thursday, March 27 (7:00 PM CT, ESPN2) just three days before the Fire host AC Milan at TOYOTA PARK (Sunday, May 30). For tickets please call 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473) or head to the club’s official website at