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September 28, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 18173‎
 

Chicago Fire 2-2 Montreal Impact: All even in wild match

Mike Magee grabbed a brace, but will regret failing to get a third as Montreal left Toyota Park with a point in a roller coaster match.

By Keith Hickey

Mike Magee, Chicago Fire, MLS
Brian Kersey
The Chicago Fire stumbled in the playoff race as they played out an unpredcictable 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact.

The Impact took the lead with the first half's only goal. Davy Arnaud found Marco Di Vaio with an excellent through ball, and the veteran made a nice touch and cut between two defenders to finish easily and score his 19th goal of the season, the lead in the MLS Golden Boot race.

But Mike Magee wasn't ready to let the Italian escape withthe crown so easily. Alex's deflected shot fell pefectly for the forward, and he poached his goal well from close range to equalize in the 57th minute.

He then scored a second in the 74th minute, stripping goalkeeper Troy Perkins after an error with the ball at his feet and poking home as the keeper tried desperately to recover.

Troy Perkins' was lucky not to give away another goal a few minutes later. He connceded a penalty when he was judged to have taken out Patrick Nyarko's feet, but to his relief, Magee's attempt for the hat trick was smashed off the crossbar.

Magee went close again in the 82nd. Chris Rolfe's shot went off the post, drawing Perkins out of position,and when the ball came back to Magee he seemed certain to score with his low shot until Hassoun Camara cleared the effort off the line.

Magee's inability to finish off the Impact would come back to haunt him in the 87th minute. MArco Di Vaio was dispossessed in the box, but Jeff Larentowicz's clearance deflected off Jalil Anibaba's back and allowed youngster Maxim Tissot to score his first professional goal.

Chicago (11-12-7) misses an opportunity to move into the playoff spots, and is now two points behind Philadelphia. Montreal (13-9-7) is in third, slipping out of the Supporters' Shield picture.


Chicago Fire

25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
 - 
13
Gonzalo Segares
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
 - 
20
E. Arévalo
Midfielder
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
46′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Striker
57′ 73′ 84′
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
19′ 46′
 - 
20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
 - 
33
 - 

Montreal Impact

 - 
1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
 - 
6
 - 
13
 - 
8
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
76′
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
71′
 - 
8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
70′
 - 
55
 - 
9
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
67′

Substitutes

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
-
W. Thompson
Midfielder
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
46′
 - 
-
 - 
24
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
 - 
51
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
 - 
-
Andrea Pisanu
Midfielder
 - 
15
 - 
35

Coach/Manager

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