However, the game's best chance came a moment's later from Chicago's Stanislav Ivanov, who came within inches from the opening goal after hitting the post from a feed from former Philadelphia Union striker Kacper Przybylko.
After that 32nd-minute chance, both teams locked it down defensively, with neither side allowing a real goalscoring opportunity.
- THE BIG PICTURE: As chemistry continues to grow for both clubs after being aggressive in the offseason, an opening-day point will be well-received in their quests for an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs return. Inter Miami have a retooled roster in their second year under Phil Neville, while Chicago played their first game under Ezra Hendrickson. This game also marked star midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri's debut for Chicago.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: If the goal was shifted half an inch to the left, the Fire would be heading back to the Windy City with three points, and Ivanov would be celebrating his first goal of the season. But it wasn't in the cards.