Goal celebration Katai

Match Report: Fire earn point in 2-2 road draw at Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (June 13, 2018) - The Chicago Fire (5-7-4, 19 points) earned a point in a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids (2-9-3, 9 points) on Wednesday evening at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

The Rapids got on the board first with goals from Dominique Badji in the seventh minute and Tommy Smith in the 15th for the 2-0 lead.

In the 21st minute Aleksandar Katai forced an own goal when he drove a cross towards goal that was knocked into the net by Rapids defender Danny Wilson.

The Men in Red equalized three minutes later when Brandt Bronico served in a long cross and found Katai open just outside the 18 yard box. The Serbian chested the ball down and sent his curling, left-footed shot past an outstretched Tim Howard, drawing the Fire level 2-2.

Next up the Fire continue its 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign when they take on Atlanta United in the Round of 16 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT.


Chicago Fire 2:2 Colorado Rapids
June 13, 2018 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 16,068

Scoring Summary:
COL - Dominique Badji (Tommy Smith) 7'
COL - Tommy Smith (Jack Price, Sam Nicholson) 15'
CHI - Danny Wilson (own goal) 21'
CHI - Aleksandar Katai (Brandt Bronico) 24'

Misconduct Summary:
CHI - Bastian Schweinsteiger (caution) 29'
CHI - Johan Kappelhof (caution) 45+1'
COL - Johan Blomberg (caution) 56'
CHI - Johan Kappelhof (ejection) 84'
COL - Danny Wilson (caution) 89'
CHI - Diego Campos (caution) 90+2'

Chicago Fire: Richard Sánchez; Brandon Vincent, Johan Kappelhof, Kevin Ellis (Alan Gordon 82'), Jorge Corrales; Aleksandar Katai, Luis Solignac (Diego Campos 62'), Brandt Bronico (Elliot Collier 75'), Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dax McCarty ©; Nemanja Nikoli??

Subs not used: Stefan Cleveland, Mo Adams, Jonathan Campbell, Daniel Johnson

Shots: 13; Shots On-Goal: 4; Fouls: 11; Saves: 4; Offsides: 0; Corners: 6.

Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard, Edgar Castillo, Deklan Wynne, Danny Wilson, Tommy Smith, Marlon Hairston (Enzo Martinez 83'), Johan Blomberg (Shkelzen Gashi 88'), Jack Price, Sam Nicholson, Dominique Badji, Jack McBean (Joe Mason 80')

Subs not used: Zac MacMath, Bismark Boateng, Micheal Azira, Dillon Serna

Shots: 13; Shots On-Goal: 6; Fouls: 20; Saves: 3; Offsides: 0; Corners: 5.