Rolfe has finishing kick

Bridgeview, IL - September 22: Chris Rolfe #18 of the Chicago Fire celebrates scoring a goal on the Columbus Crew during the first half of their MLS soccer match at Toyota Park on September 22, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Fire defeated the Crew 2-1. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

By Jack McCarthy, Special to the Tribune

Coach Frank Klopas called the goals “world class,” but forward Chris Rolfe was more pleased the Fire delivered on scoring opportunities Saturday night.

Rolfe scored a pair of first-half goals three minutes apart in a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew, the Fire’s fourth consecutive victory and seventh in eight games.

“Tonight was hopefully an eye-opener for the whole team,” said Rolfe, who leads the team with eight goals. “It’s going to be tougher now toward the end of the season and the playoffs. You don’t get the same number of chances (to score), so you have to be good with your finishes.” …Read More

 

Bridgeview, IL - September 22:  Milovan Mirosevic #10 of the Columbus Crew and Alvaro Fernandez #4 of the Chicago Fire go up for the ball during the first half of their MLS soccer match at Toyota Park on September 22, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
Bridgeview, IL - September 22: Milovan Mirosevic #10 of the Columbus Crew and Alvaro Fernandez #4 of the Chicago Fire go up for the ball during the first half of their MLS soccer match at Toyota Park on September 22, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
Bridgeview, IL - September 22: Chris Rolfe #18 of the Chicago Fire celebrates scoring a goal on the Columbus Crew with teammate Patrick Nyarko during the first half of their MLS soccer match at Toyota Park on September 22, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 5-4. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
Chicago, IL - September 21: David DeJesus #9 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with teammates including Starlin Castro #13 and Alfonso Soriano #12 after hitting a walk off RBI single off of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th inning of their MLB game at Wrigley Field on September 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
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