Chicago Fire
Philadelphia Union
Saturday, April 5, 20145:00 PM
Toyota ParkMLS Regular SeasonPartly CloudyMLS LIVE,CSN-PHI,My50 ChicagoAttendance: 12699

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 86'CHIJuan Luis Anangonó
  • Mike Magee
 39'PHILeonardo Fernandes 
 32'PHIMaurice Edu 
 16'CHIMike Magee
  • Quincy Amarikwa


 88'CHI Bakary SoumaréFoul
 86'PHI Maurice EduTime wasting
 86'PHI Corben BoneFoul
 64'CHI Dilly DukaFoul


Antoine Hoppenot (F)
Conor Casey (F)
Corben Bone (M)
Leonardo Fernandes (M)
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
Patrick Nyarko (M)
Dilly Duka (M)
Harrison Shipp (M)
Alex (M)
Matt Watson (M)
Sheanon Williams (D)
Fabinho (D)

Starting Formations

25Johnson5Palmer34Hurtado4Soumaré16Cochrane14Nyarko20Larentowicz22Watson19Shipp24Amarikwa9MageeM12628117335418MacMath28Gaddis14Okugo12Wheeler33Fabinho7Carroll21Edu11Le Toux5Nogueira22Fernandes6CaseyM132519154291RAA4


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Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
5DLovel Palmer
34DJhon Kennedy Hurtado
4DBakary Soumaré
16DGreg Cochrane
14MPatrick Nyarko
20MJeff Larentowicz
22MMatt Watson
19MHarrison Shipp
24FQuincy Amarikwa
9FMike Magee
Philadelphia Union
18GZac MacMath
28DRaymon Gaddis
14DAmobi Okugo
12DAaron Wheeler
7MBrian Carroll
21MMaurice Edu
11MSebastien Le Toux
5MVincent Nogueira
22MLeonardo Fernandes
6FConor Casey
12Logan Pause
6Patrick Ianni
28Kyle Reynish
11Dilly Duka
33Juan Luis Anangonó
54Benji Joya
13Michael Lahoud
25Sheanon Williams
19Corben Bone
15Ethan White
4Austin Berry
29Antoine Hoppenot
1Andre Blake
  Frank Yallop
  John Hackworth

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RefereeChris Penso  
Assistant RefereeBrian Poeschel  
Assistant RefereeChris Strickland  
Fourth OfficialAllen Chapman  
Saturday, April 5, 2014
5:00 PM
Toyota Park

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Another game, another tie for the Chicago Fire. Juan Luis Ananganó was the unlikely hero as the hosts recovered from 2-1 down against the Philadelphia Union to record their fourth tie of the season in front of 12,699 at sun-drenched Toyota Park.

The Fire deservedly took the lead in the 16th minute when Mike Magee swept home left-footed from close range after Quincy Amarikwa had dispossessed Amobi Okugo on the left before keeping calm and squaring invitingly for the reigning MLS MVP.

That was no more than the hosts deserved after an industrious opening saw them dominate possession and pin the Union back time and time again, without ever seriously testing Zac MacMath in the Union goal.

The energetic Amarikwa was proving a handful and helped force two corners in quick succession around the 20th minute, following which Magee headed wide from a third when he should have done better.

Sean Johnson had looked pretty comfortable in the Fire net until the 32nd minute when the visitors struck for a fortuitous equalizer against the run of play. Vincent Nogueira picked up the ball outside the area and his right-footed drive was deflected by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado into the path of Maurice Edu, allowing the Union man the simplest of finishes past the Fire ’keeper.

Less than seven minutes later and the Union held a one-goal edge. Leonardo Fernandes’ dangerous, left-footed in-swinging free-kick from the right evaded everyone in a crowded Fire area to give the Union a 2-1 lead at the break.

A lack-luster opening to the second half saw both sides create little in front of goal. Amarikwa almost leveled for Chicago on the hour when he nearly prodded Lovel Palmer’s shot home, only for MacMath to deny him from point blank range.

Eight minutes later, Johnson breathed a huge sigh of relief when he delayed a clearance before striking the ball against Nogueira and gathering at the second attempt with the ball rebounding towards his unguarded net.

Anangonó played a pivotal role in the late equalizer, rising highest to head Magee’s deep free kick past MacMath and into the back of the net with just four minutes remaining. The Fire could have won it at the death in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time, but Magee saw his penalty, and follow-up, saved by MacMath after Anangonó had been fouled in the area by Aaron Wheeler.

Both sides next take the field April 12. Chicago head to Montreal to battle the Impact while the Union head back home to host Real Salt Lake. Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Mike Magee The Fire striker netted his first goal of the campaign and followed that by setting up Anangono for the equalizer late. Had he hit the PK, it would have been a perfect match.
2 Aaron Wheeler Was a nuisance for the Fire strikers most the match. His penalty late nearly cost the Union a point.
3 Quincy Amarikwa Set up Magee on the opening goal and was a consistent threat to the Union's back line.