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Hugo Cuypers ignites the second half with three goals and propels the Fire to a 4-1 victory against Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Hugo Cuypers scored first in a three-goal second half and the Chicago Fire cruised to a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Chicago (4-8-6) took a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute on a goal from Maren Haile-Selassie. Fabian Herbers had an assist on Haile-Selassie's second goal of the season.

Toronto (7-8-3) responded with Lorenzo Insigne's equalizer three minutes later to tie the score at halftime. Insigne's fourth goal of the campaign came with an assist from defender Raoul Petretta – his second.

The Fire took the lead for good when Cuypers scored for a sixth time this season, unassisted in the 57th minute.

Chicago defender Mauricio Pineda added some assurance three minutes later with his first goal this season and the seventh of his five-year career. Brian Gutiérrez and Haile-Selassie had assists.

Rookie defender Allan Arigoni completed the scoring with his first career goal, courtesy of an assist from Herbers – his fourth this season – in the 89th minute.

Chris Brady saved five shots for the Fire.

Luka Gavran totaled four saves in his sixth start this season for Toronto.

Toronto was coming off two straight draws on the road.

Cuypers is the only member of the Fire to start every game this season.

Chicago was 0-7-5 in its 12 previous visits to Toronto, dating back to September 11, 2013.

Toronto leads the all-time series 14-12-12.

Toronto will host Nashville SC on Wednesday. The Fire remains on the road to face Orlando City on Saturday.

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