Fire finally win a road game, edge Houston 1-0

Nemanja Nikolic’s late first half stoppage time goal provided all that the Fire needed for the first road win since May 25, 2018. With time running out in the first half, Aleksandar Katai’s corner kick was played to Nicolas Gaitan 30 yards out. Gaitan’s chip into the area found Nikolic, who directed the ball into the net with one touch.

The Fire held on with their second consecutive clean sheet.

Fire line-up

Kronholm; Kappelhof, Schweinsteiger, Calvo, Bornstein; McCarty, Bronico; Sapong (Mihailovic 85′), Gaitan, Katai (Campos 94′); Nikolic (Frankowski 58′)

Subs not used: Sanchez, Lillard, Marcelo, Moreno

Player ratings

GK Kronholm – 6

D Kappelhof – 6

D Schweinsteiger – 6

D Calvo – 6

D Bornstein – 6

M McCarty – 6

M Bronico – 6

M Sapong – 5.5

M Gaitan – 6

M Katai – 6

F Nikolic – 6

M Frankowski – 5.5

M Mihailovic – 5

M Campos – 5

Filed under: 2019 Regular Season

Tags: Chicago Fire

Leave a comment