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Montreal Impact
MTL
Final
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Chicago Fire
CHI
Saturday, April 12, 20144:00 PM
Olympic StadiumMLS Regular SeasonClearMLS LIVE,My50 Chicago,TVA SportsAttendance: 19313

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 54'CHIQuincy Amarikwa
  • Mike Magee
 43'MTLJack McInerney
  • Marco Di Vaio
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 90'+2'MTL Hassoun CamaraOff the ball foul
 66'CHI Mike MageeDissent
 44'CHI Patrick NyarkoFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 88'CHI
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
Patrick Nyarko (M)
 85'MTL
Calum Mallace (M)
Collen Warner (M)
 75'CHI
Matt Watson (M)
Harrison Shipp (M)
 HTMTL
Patrice Bernier (M)
Andrés Romero (M)
 HTMTL
Hassoun Camara (D)
Heath Pearce (D)

Starting Formations

1Perkins3Miller13Ferrari34Ouimette44Pearce18Warner21Mapp15Romero7Felipe Martins9Di Vaio99McInerneyM8653016192925Johnson5Palmer34Hurtado4Soumaré16Cochrane14Nyarko20Larentowicz7Alex19Shipp24Amarikwa9MageeM6282722335421RAA4

Lineups

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Montreal Impact
1GTroy Perkins
3DEric Miller
13DMatteo Ferrari
34DKarl Ouimette
44DHeath Pearce
18MCollen Warner
21MJustin Mapp
15MAndrés Romero
7MFelipe Martins
9FMarco Di Vaio
99FJack McInerney
Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
5DLovel Palmer
34DJhon Kennedy Hurtado
4DBakary Soumaré
16DGreg Cochrane
14MPatrick Nyarko
20MJeff Larentowicz
7MAlex
19MHarrison Shipp
24FQuincy Amarikwa
9FMike Magee
Bench
8Patrice Bernier
6Hassoun Camara
5Jeb Brovsky
30Evan Bush
16Calum Mallace
19Blake Smith
29Santiago González
 
6Patrick Ianni
28Kyle Reynish
27Victor Pineda
22Matt Watson
33Juan Luis Anangonó
54Benji Joya
21Chris Ritter
Managers
  Frank Klopas
 
  Frank Yallop
OFFICIALS

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RefereeJose Carlos Rivero  
Assistant RefereeDaniel Belleau  
Assistant RefereeScott Kachmarik  
Fourth OfficialDrew Fischer  
Saturday, April 12, 2014
4:00 PM
Olympic Stadium
MLS LIVE,My50 Chicago,TVA Sports

MONTREAL – Jack McInerney scored on his debut for Montreal, but Quincy Amarikwa's reply gave the Chicago Fire their fifth consecutive tie of the season on Saturday at Olympic Stadium.

The 1-1 finish leaves both Montreal (0-3-3) and Chicago (0-1-5) still winless, but the Fire are one draw away from tying the MLS record of six consecutive draws. Montreal and Chicago also drew 1-1 at the Big O for the Impact’s first-ever MLS home game on March 17, 2012.

McInerney’s opener rescued a thoroughly dire first half. On a quick 43rd-minute transition through the middle initiated by Impact midfielder Felipe, Marco Di Vaio’s one-time pass released an onrushing McInerney behind the Chicago defense. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson got a foot to McInerney’s shot, but it still landed in the net.

Montreal head coach Frank Klopas tried to shake things up at the half, bringing on defender Hassoun Camara and midfielder Patrice Bernier as well as moving McInerney to the left. But four minutes after Di Vaio missed a glorious chance for the second, the Fire equalized in the 54th minute.

A Jeff Larentowicz header off a Harrison Shipp corner bounced off the far post, but the ball fell to Mike Magee who hooked it with his left to Amarikwa. Surrounded by Montreal players, Amarikwa powered home his third goal of the season from six yards out.

Set pieces kept posing Montreal problems throughout the second half, as did the Fire’s transitions. Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins notably had to show safe hands in the 79th minute to save a Patrick Nyarko header, and he stopped Magee in the 86th as the reigning league MVP raced through on the left.

Frank Yallop’s side kept pushing in the late stages, giving a handful to the home side. Montreal made a few attempts to slip their forwards in behind and did threaten in stoppage time, but the Chicago back four held strong, leaving both teams in search of their first win for at least another week.

They will both do so next Saturday, April 19. Chicago open the weekend’s slate of games by welcoming the New England Revolution at Toyota Park, while Montreal play at Sporting Kansas City later that evening.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Quincy Amarikwa Pesky and physical all game long, and opportunistic when it counted. Nice to see him steadily find his game with Chicago.
2 Karl Ouimette Another physical showing here, and helped out on a rough afternoon for teammate Matteo Ferrari.
3 Alex Broke up a golden chance for the Di Vaio-McInerney duo, and was a wrench in the midfield most of the day.