MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Chicago|
(Saturday, April 5, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Chicago 2
Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Zac MacMath rescued a point in
spectacular fashion on Saturday, stopping a penalty kick in injury time to
earn the Philadelphia Union a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.
Chicago struck first just 16 minutes into the match when Jeff Larentowicz got
to the end line and sent a low cross into the box where Mike Magee smashed it
into the roof of the net.
But Philadelphia answered back in the 32nd minute when Maurice Edu scored on
the turn for his first goal in the Philadelphia kit.
The Union then took the lead just six minutes later as a free kick from
distance by Leo Fernandes skipped through the traffic in front of goal and
past Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson for a 2-1 lead at the break.
Chicago continued to press and found a late equalizer on a free kick from
Magee that was headed across the face of goal by Jhon-Kennedy Hurtado and past
MacMath by Juan Luis Anangono.
The Fire had a golden opportunity to steal three points deep in stoppage time
when Anangono was taken down in the box by Union defender Aaron Wheeler,
resulting in a penalty kick.
Magee stepped to the spot, but MacMath got down to his left quickly to make
the stop, then robbed Magee again on the rebound to preserve a point for the
The result sees the Union improve to six points from five games, while the
Fire have drawn four straight and a still looking for their first win of the
04/05 19:14:16 ET