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Played
August 3, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 18295‎
 

Philadelphia Union 1-2 Chicago Fire: Fire continue hot streak with win over playoff contender

Patrick Nyarko led the way with a goal and an assist as the Fire edged closer to the playoff spots.

Patrick Nyarko, Chicago Fire, MLS
David Banks
The Chicago Fire continued their midseason renaissance, defeating the Philadelphia Union 2-1 at PPL Park.

Chicago took an early lead through Patrick Nyarko. The winger grabbed a goal in the ninth minute when poor marking left him all alone to collect Joel Lindpere's cross and beat Zac MacMath.

Sheanon Williams equalized for the Union in the 60th minute, barreling into in a free kick from Sebastien Le Toux and guiding it home.

Mike Magee restored Chicago's lead in the 75th. Unmarked at the far post, he received Patrick Nyarko's pass and maneuvered around a desperate MacMath to find the net.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
46′
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
73′
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
84′
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
11
 - 
6
Conor Casey
Striker
 - 
9
 - 

Chicago Fire

 - 
25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
4
 - 
13
 - 
4
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
67′
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
40′ 74′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Striker
75′
 - 
20
 - 
-
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
9′

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
46′
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
 - 
-
Kleberson
Midfielder
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
73′
 - 
12
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
67′
 - 
11
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • 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
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2