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“I always looked at videos of matadors — the bullfighters — and I always wanted to do something similar to [Mexico’s] Cuauhtemoc Blanco [soon to join Chicago] and [Chile’s] Marcelo Salas [who is training with Chicago],” Emilio said.

Said Olsen: “I was surprised how long he held the pose. We were kicking off and he was still doing it.”

United’s defense, meanwhile, played well despite missing the suspended Bobby Boswell. In his third start, Devon McTavish — Boswell’s replacement — helped United hold Chicago to just two shots on goal.

The shutout was ruined soon after Emilio’s goal, though, when Fire substitute Jerson Monteiro beat United defender Facundo Erpen and fired a low shot that went past outstretched United goalie Troy Perkins.

With the win, United and Chicago are now tied all time at 12-12-7.