With speed up top, the Fire will consistently look to try and create chances in transition before an opposing team's back line is set.
That not only requires Fire strikers to start their runs immediately when their teammates get the ball but also for the club's defenders to look up field and play long balls.
"If the opportunity allows it, then we'll definitely do it," defender Cory Gibbs said. "I think the problem is a lot of teams know about Dom's [forward Dominic Oduro] speed. So they drop off, like we saw in Montreal, in their own box. So there's no space behind them. If that space is there, we'll definitely do it. If not we'll just try to find seams to play in between."
Oduro told the Sun-Times Thursday that he feels he's the fastest player in MLS.