thumbnail Hello,
Live

MLS

  • July 2, 2014
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 13153
1
FT
1

Chicago Fire 1-1 Toronto FC: Shipp earns draw for Fire

Chicago Fire 1-1 Toronto FC: Shipp earns draw for Fire

Brad Penner

Chicago failed to win again, and had to rely on another goal from rookie Harrison Shipp to salvage a point.

A 1-1 draw saw the Chicago Fire and Toronto FC both extend MLS streaks, with the Fire now winless in five and Toronto undefeated in six.

The visitors struck at the end of the first half to open the scoring. Jermain Defoe chased a long ball down the right wing and given time by Bakary Soumare, drilled a high cross to the far post, where teammate Jackson was sloppily unmarked. The Brazilian leapt to meet the header and beat Sean Johnson to make it 1-0

Chicago eliminated the Canadians' lead in the 56th minute. Rookie Harrison Shipp scored his sixth goa, collecting a deft pass into the box from Mike Magee on the left wing, darting past defenders and drilling a shot past Joe Bendik.

The point keeps TFC firmly in a playoff spot, with the Red occupying fourth place in the East with a 6-4-3 record. Chicago's underwhelming 2-4-9 has Frank Yallop's men ninth.

Related

From the web

From the web