C.J. Sapong scored in the third minute and Boris Sekulic added a goal just before the break as the Chicago Fire won their third straight home contest, 2-1 over lowly D.C. United on Sunday night.
Alvaro Medran recorded two assists and Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves for the Fire (5-8-4, 19 points), who got back on track after posting one point over their previous two contests — both on the road.
United (2-10-5, 11 points), playing their first match since the sacking of longtime coach Ben Olsen, lost their fifth straight and have the fewest points in MLS. They are 0-6-2 since a 1-0 win over New York Red Bulls on Sept. 2. Nonetheless, the United played with spirit and some offensive punch in outshooting the Fire 14-7.
Down 2-0, D.C. was given life when it applied enough pressure to benefit from a Chicago own goal off the foot of
When Jen Talbot took on the remodel of a three-story home in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park, she knew she was in for a challenge: The 120-year-old house was badly damaged and in need of a total gut renovation. But Talbot, a designer known for her minimal, sculptural aesthetic, was more than prepared to meet the moment.
Built in 1900, the house was located in the diverse area surrounding the University of Chicago that’s filled with turn-of-the-century beauties. (It also happens to be where the Obamas live when they’re in town.) “The husband is a history professor at the University of Chicago and the wife is an acclaimed writer with a book landing on Oprah’s Must-read List,” Talbot says of new owners, who have two young children. “They had spent years walking past the