Fire frustrated in 3-2 loss to Houston

The Fire lost a game at home that they had to have. A 3-2 defeat at Toyota Park, marked Houston's first road victory of the season and left the Fire with a lowly 2-4-1 mark at home. At 3-6-2 overall, the team is in danger of letting the season slip away from them.

After a 4th minute Romell Quioto goal gave the visitors the lead, the Fire charged back with two scores in the three minutes to take the lead. Bastian Schweinsteiger generated chances in the 14th and 17th that were finished by Nemanja Nikolic and Diego Campos respectively, but Houston took full control of the second half.

Alberth Elis converted a 56th minute penalty kick after Richard Sanchez charged out and tripped Mauro Manotas in the box. Elis provided the game winner in the 74th.

The Fire managed only three shots on target during the match. Two were the scores and the third came on a soft Alan Gordon stoppage time header.

Fire line-up

Sanchez; Ellis (Ramos 87'), Kappelhof, Lillard, Vincent; Adams (Gordon 73'), Schweinsteiger, Tchani; Campos, Nikolic, Katai (Johnson 60')

Filed under: 2018 regular season

Tags: Chicago Fire

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  • I made the mistake of not checking here for the game time, trusting an email alert that said the game started at 4 pm so when I turned the game on it was halftime. Watching the second half only was extremely discouraging.

    Are we not getting the English SAP audio this season on the Unimas coverages? I have Comcast and am only getting the Spanish audio regardless of whether I turn the SAP on or not. I noticed it earlier in the season.

  • In reply to Arklow:

    The Unimas broadcasts are still providing the English language option. It's also still awful.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Probably just my special level of Comcast service. It wasn't worth calling them about it, as you noted.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Exactly. You're better off listening to the Spanish broadcast. Even if you don't speak Spanish. The guys they have doing the English broadcast are unbelievably bad. Actually now that I think about it, you're better off just not watching. I also missed the first half and regret sitting through the second.

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