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Played
June 8, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 15349‎
 

Chicago Fire 2-2 Portland Timbers: Spirited comeback denies Timbers road win

The Timbers appeared to be continuing their good form, until Chicago found two goals in the second half to claw back a point.

Daniel Paladini, Chicago Fire
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The Chicago Fire fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with the Portland Timbers at Toyota Park.

Portland took the lead in the 33rd minute. Milos Kocic's long kick was headed down by Frederic Piquionne to Diego Valeri, who juked between Fire defenders Bakary Soumare and Jalil Anibaba to put his shot off the post and into the net.

Piquionne was involved again in his team's second goal just before the hour, as he dribbled to the endline, cut back and picked out Ben Zemanski's run. The midfielder hit a tidy, long-range finish with the side of his cleat.

Despite going down to a Timbers team that had lost just one game all season, the Fire found a way back into the match. Mike Magee scored in his second straight game since joining the Fire, taking advantage of a defensive mixup to tap home from close range.

Daniel Paladini leveled the 82nd minute, curling a free kick around the wall and inside the post to snatch a draw from what had looked like a home loss. Magee won the free kick.


Chicago Fire

25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Bakary Soumare
Defender
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
 - 
13
Gonzalo Segares
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
71′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Striker
60′ 68′
 - 
20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
70′
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
 - 
-
Chris Rolfe
Striker
64′
 - 

Portland Timbers

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-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
16
 - 
44
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
86′
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
33′ 67′
 - 
13
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
58′
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
9

Substitutes

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
11
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
15
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
90
Jake Gleeson
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
31
 - 
11
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
20

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

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  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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Striker
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NY Red Bulls
4 1