Chicago Fire Fall 2-1 To Seattle Sounders FC In High-Paced Affair

SEATTLE, Wash. (Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013) – The Chicago Fire (10-11-5, 35 points) fell 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders FC (14-8-4, 46 points) Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. Mike Magee scored his 15th goal of the season in the 25th minute and Sean Johnson saved an Osvaldo Alonso penalty kick attempt in the 30th minute before the Fire fell victim to a Lamar Neagle strike in the 40th minute and an unfortunate Gonzalo Segares own goal in the 89th minute as the match ended 2-1.


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-       With the loss, the Fire fall to 0-5-3 all-time in MLS Regular Season matches against the Sounders
-       Mike Magee scored his 15th goal of the season, moving him into a tie with Marco DiVaio atop the MLS Golden Boot standings.
-       Osvaldo Alonso’s penalty kick attempt in the 30th minute was the second penalty kick that Sean Johnson has faced this year, and his first penalty kick save. Johnson made four saves on the night, bringing his season total to 68.
-       The Fire were without the services of midfielders Joel Lindpere (Estonia) and Arevalo Rios (Uruguay) who are with their respective nations for FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Chicago Fire 1 – 2 Seattle Sounders FC
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares; Dilly Duka (Patrick Nyarko 67’), Jeff Larentowicz, Logan Pause ©, Alex; Mike Magee (Juan Luis Anangono 46’), Chris Rolfe (Daniel Paladini 84’)
Substitutes not used: Paolo Tornaghi, Hunter Jumper, Wells Thompson, Quincy Amarikwa 
Seattle Sounders FC: Michael Gspurning; DeAndre Yedlin, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Djimi Traore, Leo Gonzalez; Mauro Rosales © (David Estrada 80’), Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose, Marc Burch (Zach Scott 82’); Obafemi Martins (Servando Carrasco 91’), Lamar Neagle
Substitutes not used: Marcus Hahnemann, Alex Caskey, Patrick Ianni, Eriq Zavaleta
Scoring Summary
CHI – Mike Magee (Dilly Duka) 26’
SEA – Lamar Nagle (Marc Burch) 40’
SEA – Own Goal (Gonzalo Segares) 89’
Misconduct Summary
CHI – Bakary Soumare (caution) 29’
CHI – Dilly Duka (caution) 41’
SEA – Mauro Rosales (caution) 48’
SEA – Leo Gonzalez (caution) 70’
CHI – Daniel Paladini (caution) 87’
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Mike Rottersman
Fourth Official: Edvin Jurisevic
Attendance: 38,503å