The Fire took a 1-0 lead into the 82nd minute of a fairly evenly matched contest against an Eastern Conference playoff contender. An unfortunate bounce and a Richard Sanchez bobble led to Teal Bunbury's equalizer and dropped the Fire's home record to 3-4-2 on the season.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the Fire a lead with a 62nd blast from inside the penalty area but the match represents another lost opportunity at home.
You watch Veljko Paunovic's press conference here.
The match was played with Section 8 and Sector Latino largely vacant. Most of Section 8 declined to enter the stadium as a show of solidarity with Sector Latino, who had been recently banned from attending the match due to conduct violations.
Sanchez; Ellis, Kappelhof, Vincent, Corrales; Adams, McCarty (Bronico 84') , Schweinsteiger; Solignac (Campos 78'), Katai, Nikolic (Gordon 20')
Subs not used: Cleveland, Ramos, Johnson, Campbell
Filed under: 2018 regular season