Fire draw TFC 2-2 in wild finish

The Fire drew a point out of Toronto after trailing 2-0 at half time. A shaky first half featured a disallowed Toronto goal thanks to VAR and Bastian Schweinsteiger was denied on a penalty kick attempt.

Chicago charged back in the second with TFC running out of gas after a mid-week CCL loss in Mexico. The officiating crew decided not to overturn, or apparently even look at potential interference from an offside Nemanja Nikolic on the Fire's first goal and that led to a wild finish with the Fire pushing to equalize.

A little over a minute after Schweinsteiger's pass to Alan Gordon resulted in a mad scramble that came inches from tying the game, the same duo hooked up again to earn the point. Gordon put home a 94th minute shot to get the result.

Fire line up

Sanchez; Ellis, Kappelhof, Schweinsteiger, Lillard, Vincent (Gordon 82'); Katai, McCarty (Bakero 76'), Adams; Collier (Campos 67'), Nikolic

Subs not used: McLain, Campbell, Tchani, Conner

Filed under: 2018 regular season

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  • After seeing Nyugen signed by LAFC for $950,000 ($200K more than offered by the Fire) late last night it's pretty hard to be discouraged. We're stuck with an owner that probably doesn't have that kind of money to spend (and he if does he's unwilling to do so).

    As long as he owns this team we're doomed to be a mid-tier team at best. IMHO

  • ....not to be discouraged...

  • I'm not disappointed by Nguyen's transfer to LAFC. He is not the player we need. Don't get me wrong he's a good player but he is not our future. Not bringing in a player like Almiron or Piatti or Valeri etc. There are players of this caliber for a price. Our owner won't pay it and probably can't pay. It's hard to ask someone to spend a ton of money when the team is not profitable but don't you have to spend money to make money?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    I agree with Krasov....you shouldn't be that upset with Nguyen going to LA.........................................if the Fire sign an real impact player at the 10 spot.

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