Fire close out Bridgeview with a 2-2 draw

The Fire played what is likely to be their last regular season home game at SeatGeek Stadium in front of 17,748 fans. A 2-2 draw against Toronto FC was entertaining was not enough to keep their postseason hopes alive.

The visitors scored first in the 59th minute when Brandt Bronico slipped at midfield creating a chance for Marco Delgado to find Jozy Altidore 1v1 against Francisco Calvo. The big forward fought Calvo off to clear some space and nutmeg Kenneth Kronholm for the lead.

The Fire scored the next two goals as substitutes Aleksandar Katai and Fabian Herbers found the back of the net. Katai rounded his way neatly by Omar Gonzalez in the 68th and Herbers flicked in Nicolas Gaitan’s cross in the 77th but the Fire dropped points at home late again. Omar Gonzalez headed in a corner kick in the 80th minute to earn Toronto a draw.

The result, combined with New England’s 2-0 win over New York City FC eliminated the Fire from playoff competition.

Fire line-up

Kronholm; Kappelhof, Schweinsteiger, Calvo, Bornstein; Bronico (Katai 63′), McCarty; Sapong (Herbers 64′), Gaitan, Frankowski; Nikolic

Subs not used: Sanchez, Marcelo, Azira, Mihailovic, Campos

Player ratings

Kronholm – 6

Kappelhof – 6

Schweinsteiger – 6.5

Calvo – 6

Bornstein – 6

McCarty – 6

Bronico – 5

Sapong – 5.5

Gaitan – 6

Frankowski – 6

Katai – 7

Herbers – 7

Filed under: 2019 Regular Season

Tags: Chicago Fire

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