Chicago Fire Defeat Defending MLS Cup Champions Sporting Kansas City 2-1

Mike Magee Penalty Kick Brace Leads Men In Red To Second Consecutive Victory

CHICAGO (Sunday, May 18, 2014) – The Chicago Fire (2-2-6, 12 points) defeated Sporting Kansas City (5-4-2, 17 points) 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park. Mike Magee converted consecutive penalty kicks in the 7th and 15th minutes before Dom Dwyer pulled one back for the defending MLS Cup Champions in the 68th minute but the Fire were able to hold off for the second consecutive win.

Next up the Fire hit the road to take on Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. CT (My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley 107.9 FM). The Fire return home to welcome the LA Galaxy, presented by Quaker, on Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. CT (My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley 107.9). Tickets for the match are available via Ticketmaster or www.Chicago-Fire.com.

MATCH REPORT: bit.ly/1hW7FWo

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: bit.ly/1t7duHG  

Quotes: http://cf97.co/wZalC 

Notes:

-       The Chicago Fire move to 25-12-10 all-time against Sporting KC in regular season matches.

-       With the brace, Mike Magee moves into a tie for ninth on the Fire’s goal scoring charts, level with Jesse Marsch with 19 career Fire goals.

-       The Fire are the only MLS side to score in every match thus far this season.

-       Fire Homegrown midfielder Harry Shipp, who started and went the full 90 minutes, graduated on Sunday from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a degree in Finance.

Chicago Fire  2 – 1 Sporting Kansas City

Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Lovel Palmer, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Greg Cochrane; Patrick Nyarko (Dilly Duka 59’), Jeff Larentowicz ©, Benji Joya (Logan Pause 58’), Harry Shipp; Mike Magee, Quincy Amarikwa (Juan Luis Anangono 85’)

Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish, Matt Watson, Gonzalo Segares, Steven Kinney

Sporting Kansas City: Eric Kronberg; Erik Palmer-Brown, Jacob Peterson (Soony Saad 84’), Igor Juliao, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic; Paulo Nagamura, Toni (Alex Martinez 71’), Benny Feilhaber; Claudio Bieler (Kevin Ellis 67’), Dominic Dwyer

Substitutes not used: Andy Gruenebaum, Victor Munoz, CJ Sapong, Sal Zizzo

Scoring Summary
CHI – Mike Magee (penalty kick) 7’
CHI – Mike Magee (penalty kick) 15’
KC – Dominic Dwyer (Benny Feilhaber) 68’

Misconduct Summary
KC – Erik Palmer-Brown (caution) 49’
KC – Erik Palmer-Brown (ejection) 64’
KC – Benny Feilhaber (caution) 82’
CHI – Mike Magee (caution) 91’
KC – Kevin Ellis (caution) 94’
CHI – Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution) 96’

Referee: David Gantar
Assistants: Daniel Belleau, Anthony Vasoli
Fourth Official: Robert Sibiga
Attendance: 15,746