Fire drop points late in 1-1 draw with New England

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.

Fire lineup

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

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  • Honest question, why is this site still active? There is zero to none in depth coverage or breaking news or insights. Why even bother having this site still up?

  • In reply to penapirata:

    Honest answer: You'll find match previews, game photos, post-game video here.

    My in-depth coverage is now based over at The Athletic.

  • In reply to penapirata:

    no such thing as a free lunch

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