Chicago Fire FC Falls 1-0 to CF Montréal
CHICAGO - Chicago Fire FC (1-5-1, 4 points) fell 1-0 to CF Montréal (3-3-2, 11 points) on Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field. Producing a 19-6 advantage in overall shots, the Fire created numerous goal-scoring opportunities throughout the match, including a game-tying header in extra time from defender Wyatt Omsberg that was ultimately ruled offside due to a subsequent video review. Despite the sustained pressure from the Fire throughout the match, Montréal managed to score against the run of play when forward Mason Toye finished a header in the 87th minute.
NEXT GAME: Following a three-week break due to the FIFA window, the Fire will return to league play on Saturday, June 19 against the Columbus Crew at Historic Crew Stadium. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT, the match will be broadcast live on WGN-TV, CFFC Live and TUDN 1200AM.
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Today's match was the 22nd all-time regular season meeting between the Fire and CF Montréal.
With 19 shots in today's game, the Fire has outshot its opponents 39-10 in its last two matches, previously outshooting Inter Miami CF 20-4 on May 22.
Midfielder Ignacio Aliseda made his second appearance of the season after coming in as a substitute in the 59th minute. The Young Designated Player made a brief 24-minute appearance for the Fire in the Club's home opener on April 17, but had been unavailable for selection due to injury.
To help raise awareness for plastic pollution, the Fire wore the adidas PRIMEBLUE kits during today's match. PRIMEBLUE is a high-performance yarn made with 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.
CFM - Toye (3) (Bassong 1) 87'
CFM - Camacho (Yellow Card) 17'
CFM - Wanyama (Yellow Card) 62'
Chicago Fire FC 0:1 CF Montréal
Chicago Fire FC: GK Shuttleworth, D Sekulić, D Omsberg, D Calvo ©, D Navarro (Bornstein 77'), M Giménez, M Stojanović, M Medrán, F Herbers, F Berić (Offor 77'), F Gutiérrez (Aliseda 59')
Subs not used: GK G. Slonina, D Espinoza, D Terán, D/M Kappelhof, M Pineda, M Casas Jr.
CF Montréal: GK Diop, D Camacho, D Brault-Guillard, D Waterman, D Bassong (Kizza 95'), D Struna, M Wanyama©, M Hamdi (Piette 60'), M Mihailoviić (Torres 89'), F Johnsen, F Ibrahim (Toye 60')
Subs not used: GK Pantemis, D Binks, M Sejdic, M Bayhia, M Choniere
Stats Summary: CHI / MTL
Shots: 19 / 6
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Passing Accuracy: 72 % / 69.4%
Saves: 2 / 6
Corners: 7 / 2
Fouls: 13 / 19
Total passes: 404 / 395
Offsides: 9 / 0
Possession: 51.5% / 48.5%
Attendance: 6,680 (limited capacity due to COVID-19-related safety protocols)
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Gjovalin Bori
Fourth Official: Natalie Simon
VAR: Malik Badawi, Michael Kampmeinert
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