Przybylko's first two finishes for the Fire in the 30th and 82nd minutes sandwiched Shaqiri's 50th-minute conversion from the penalty spot as Chicago remained unbeaten with two wins and two draws to start their 2022 campaign.
- THE BIG PICTURE: The Fire may feel unfortunate to have only won the game by two, given KC's lack of attacking threat. Espinoza's goal came on the visitors' only chance with greater than a 10% chance of conversion, per Opta. Meanwhile, Sporting Kansas City have now lost five in a row on the road dating back to last season, conceding multiple goals in all five.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: After Pineda induced Kortne Ford into a foul just inside the penalty area, there was little doubt who would step up to take Chicago's penalty. Shaqiri converted with the style that made him a fan favorite in previous stops at Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Kacper Przybylko. He probably deserved consideration last week also after his yeoman's work in Chicago's 2-0 away victory at D.C. United in Week 3. He might have benefited from some uncharacteristically sloppy goalkeeping this time around by SKC's Tim Melia, but he's been deserving of that end product since his Midway arrival.