Chicago Fire Earn 1-1 Road Draw Against Montreal Impact
MONTREAL, Quebec (April 12, 2014) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club (0-1-5, five points) drew the Montreal Impact (0-3-3, three points) 1-1 Saturday afternoon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. The hosts opened scoring in the 43rd minute courtesy of a Jack McInerney strike but Quincy Amarikwa’s left-footed volley in the 54th minute helped the Men in Red remain undefeated in five consecutive matches.
Next up the Fire return home to host the New England Revolution at Toyota Park on Saturday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network). The match will feature a doubleheader with NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars vs. the Western New York Flash at 5:45 p.m. CT.
The first 5,000 fans attending the Fire match will be given a special commemorative Fire scarf.
All tickets purchased for the Fire vs. Revolution match will also include a complimentary, General Admission ticket for the Red Stars game. Single game tickets for Fire matches are available via Ticketmaster and www.Chicago-Fire.com.
The doubleheader will also feature family ties, as Fire forward and reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee will take the field prior to his cousin, Red Stars defender Jackie Santacaterina.
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- With the draw, the Fire move to 2-1-3 all-time against the Impact, including a 0-1-2 record in matches played on the road.
- The Fire remain undefeated in initial meetings against former coaches with a 2-0-1 record, with all matches played on the road.
- With three goals in just six matches this year, Fire forward Quincy Amarikwa has matched his previous career-high record for goals scored in a season, which was set after playing 14 games in 2013.
Chicago Fire 1-1 Montreal Impact
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Lovel Palmer, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Greg Cochrane; Patrick Nyarko (Juan Luis Anangono 88’), Jeff Larentowicz ©, Alex, Harry Shipp (Matt Watson 75’); Mike Magee, Quincy Amarikwa
Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish; Patrick Ianni, Benji Joya, Victor Pineda, Chris Ritter
Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins; Eric Miller, Karl Ouimette, Matteo Ferrari, Heath Pearce (Hassoun Camara 46’); Justin Mapp, Felipe Martins, Collen Warner (Calum Mallace 85’), Andres Romero (Patrice Bernier 46’); Jack McInerney, Marco Di Vaio ©
Substitutes not used: Evan Bush, Jeb Brovsky, Blake Smith, Santiago Gonzalez
MTL – Jack McInerney (Marco Di Vaio) 43’
CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (Mike Magee) 55’
CHI – Patrick Nyarko (caution, foul) 44’
CHI – Mike Magee (caution, dissent) 66’
MTL – Hassoun Camara (caution, foul) 92’
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistants: Daniel Belleau, Scott Kachmarik
Fourth Official: Drew Fischer