Brian Kersey Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire Draw Montreal Impact 2-2 Saturday Evening

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013) – The Chicago Fire (11-12-7, 40 points) played the Montreal Impact (13-9-7, 46 points) to a high-paced 2-2 draw Saturday evening at Toyota Park. Impact forward Marco Di Vaio scored his MLS leading 19th goal of the season in the 25th minute before Mike Magee’s goals in the 57th and 73rd minutes gave the Men in Red the 2-1 lead, but Maxim Tissot’s 87th minute strike drew the visitors even as the two sides split the points on the evening.

-       With the draw the Men in Red move to 2-1-1 all-time in matches played against the Impact
-       Mike Magee’s brace moves the Chicago native into sole position of second place in the MLS Golden Boot race with 18 goals. Magee’s previous career high was seven goals in his 2003 rookie season with the MetroStars.
-       The Fire were without the services of defender Bakary Soumare who was serving a one-game suspension for a red card that he received Sept. 21.
-       Fire captain Logan Pause returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the Fire’s 2-1 loss at Seattle Sept. 7.
Chicago Fire 2 – 2 Montreal Impact
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Jeff Larentowicz, Gonzalo Segares; Patrick Nyarko, Logan Pause © (Alex 46’), Arevalo Rios, Dilly Duka (Chris Rolfe 46’); Mike Magee, Juan Luis Anangono
Substitutes not used: Paolo Tornaghi; Hunter Jumper, Wells Thompson; Joel Lindpere, Quincy Amarikwa
Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins; Jeb Brovsky, Matteo Ferrari, Wandrille Lefevre, Hassoun Camara; Justin Mapp (Andres Romero 71’), Patrice Bernier, Davy Arnaud ©, Collen Warner (Daniele Paponi 76’); Andrew Wenger (Maxim Tissot 68’), Marco Di Vaio
Substitutes not used: Evan Bush, Karl Ouimette, Sanna Nyassi, Andrea Pisanu
Scoring Summary
MTL – Marco Di Vaio (Davy Arnaud) 25’
CHI – Mike Magee (unassisted) 57’
CHI – Mike Magee (unassisted) 73’
MTL – Maxim Tissot (unassisted) 87’
Misconduct Summary
CHI – Logan Pause (caution, foul) 19’
MTL – Davy Arnaud (caution, foul) 70’
CHI – Mike Magee (caution, foul) 84
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Paul Scott
Fourth Official: Allen Chapman
Attendance: 18,173