CHICAGO. Charlotte beat Chicago Fire 3-2 thanks to K. Swiderski who scored in the 69th and 90th minute. Charlotte made the most of its better ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Tori Penso with the collaboration of Adam Garner and Kevin Lock. The 4th official was Chris Ruska. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 25.6 degrees Celsius or 78.13 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.
Charlotte had a strong ball possession 60% while Chicago Fire was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Charlotte was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Charlotte won the contest.
Chicago Fire shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Charlotte shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target.
Chicago Fire received 2 yellow cards (J. Duran and V. Bezerra). Regarding the opposition, Charlotte received 4 yellow cards (B. Bronico, K. Swiderski, D. Jones and O. McKinze Gaines II).
After playing this match, Chicago Fire will stay with 35 points to hold in the 12th place. Regarding the opposition, Charlotte will have 38 points like New England to remain in the 11th place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Chicago Fire will host New England on the 9th of October with a 23-18 head to head stats in favor of Chicago Fire (14 draws).
Charlotte will play away agasint New York RB on the 9th of October with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Charlotte (0 draws).
Chicago Fire – Formation
Chicago Fire started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ezra Hendrickson decided to play with the following team: Gabriel Słonina, Boris Sekulić , Kendall Burks , Rafael Czichos , Miguel Navarro , Federico Navarro , Mauricio Pineda , Brian Gutierrez , Xherdan Shaqiri , Chris Mueller and Jhon Durán .
The home team had on the bench: Stanislav Ivanov, Victor Bezerra , Sergio Oregel, Andre Reynolds , Javier Casas, Spencer Richey, Jhon Espinoza, Alex Monis and Jonathan Bornstein.
Chicago Fire could not rely on the presence of V. Bezerra (injured).
Chicago Fire made 3 changes: J. Duran for V. Bezerra (72′), B. Gutierrez for S. Ivanov (79′) and X. Shaqiri for A. Reynolds II (88′).
Best player: Brian Gutierrez
The most impressive player for Chicago Fire was Brian Gutierrez.
His rating iswith 18 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.
Charlotte – Formation
Charlotte started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Christian Lattanzio played with: Kristijan Kahlina, Nathan Byrne , Adilson Malanda , Anton Walkes , Harrison Afful , Kerwin Calderón Vargas , Derrick Jones , Brandt Bronico , Karol Świderski , Daniel Rios and Andre Shinyashiki .
They had on the bench: Orrin McKinze Gaines II., Pablo Sisniega, Joseph Mora, Jan Sobociński, Nuno Santos , Jordy Alcivar , Benjamin Bender, Yordy Reyna and Kamil Jóźwiak.
Charlotte made 4 changes: B. Bronico for J. Alcivar (61′), A. Shinyashiki for O. McKinze Gaines II (62′), D. Rios for N. Santos (69′) and K. A. Calderon Vargas for Y. Reyna (77′).
Best player: Karol Świderski
The most impressive player for Charlotte was Karol Świderski.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 16 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.
- DC United – Inter Miami – 2-3
- Columbus Crew – Portland Timbers – 1-1
- LA Galaxy – Colorado Rapids – 4-1
- Vancouver Whitecaps – Seattle Sounders – 2-1
- Real Salt Lake – Cincinnati – 1-2
- Austin – Nashville SC – 1-1
- Sporting KC – Minnesota United – 4-1
- Chicago Fire – Charlotte – 2-3
- SJ Earthquakes – Dallas – 1-1