CHICAGO — There was something brewing after the weather stopped cooking up the storms around the Chicago area on Wednesday night.
A number of reports of a double rainbows were reported after strong, quick-moving line of thunderstorms rushed through around 6 PM. Some pictures of the skyward prisms even had a little lightening dancing around them, making it a shutterbug’s paradise from about 7 PM through sunset.
One of those place was Toyota Park in Bridgeview, where a little good luck was needed in many ways.
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This picture was snapped by Chicago Fire Media Relations and sent to WGN TV on Wednesday night. The double rainbow hung over the grandstands as the pitch dried out from the drenching rains of moments before.
Similar images of the double rainbow were posted on social media. It was a welcome sign for the team since they wouldn’t have to postpone the game for a later date and could keep on their schedule.
Perhaps figuratively it was a good thing for a Fire team that continues to struggle a bit as they build under new head coach Veljko Paunovic. Heading into the game with Sporting KC the Fire had the fewest points in the entire MLS with 14 points. While they haven’t played quite as many games as their competitors yet due to scheduling, the team was in need of a boost as they head into the thick of the league schedule.
Plus it would be the first start for newly signed forward Michael de Leeuw, a Dutch footballer who scored 46 goals for FC Groningen from 2012-2016.
Needless to say, the double rainbow proved to be triple-lucky for the Fire.
Not only did they get the contest in but de Leeuw had the only goal of the game as Chicago knocked off Sporting KC 1-0 at Toyota Park on Wednesday night.
The score came 19 minutes into the game when Razvan Cocis sent a cross to de Leeuw right in front of the keeper. The forward easily knocked it into the back of the net for the eventual game-winning goal.
Fire defenders held off Sporting KC for the final 80 minutes of the match to give the team their fourth win of the year and pull them out of last place in the MLS. The victory also extended the team’s unbeaten streak in MLS games at Toyota Park to five (3-0-2).
Nothing like a little good luck in the skies above to create some good vibes on the pitch below.