Sorry, no. USB uses a tiered, star topology using multiple hubs, and requires the host-processor to manage low-level USB protocol.
FireWire is a tree topology, and It allows peer-to-peer device communication such as communication between a scanner and a printer to take place without using system memory or the CPU. Unlike USB.
And in practice, USB 2 is not quite as fast as FireWire 400, requiring more system processing resources.