"The locker room can get heated and we bring a lot of passion to our game days. Even when this happens, a line cannot be crossed. The team has moved past this incident regarding Denis and Bakary and our focus remains on bringing the MLS Cup back to Chicago this season."
-- Frank Klopas, technical director of the Chicago Fire, which fined its coach Denis
Hamlett and defender Bakary Soumare an undisclosed sum for an altercation at halftime of Chicago's Aug. 9 loss at Houston that the Southtown Star reported was "physical" and that the pair needed to be separated by team personnel.