Charlotte beats Chicago Fire 3-2 with 2 goals from K. Swiderski. HIGHLIGHTS

CHICAGO. Charlotte overcome Chicago Fire 3-2 thanks to K. Swiderski who scored in the 69th and 90th minute.

Charlotte beats Chicago Fire 3-2 with 2 goals from K. Swiderski. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 40 Ball Possession 60
Shots
  • 13 Total 15
  • 4 On Target 7
  • 9 Off Target 8
  • 2 Shots blocked 1
  • 75 Attack 113
  • 39 Dangerous attack 43
  • 66 Ball safe​ 74
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 4
  • 1 Off Sides 4
Fouls
  • 23 Total 13
  • 2 Yellow Cards 4
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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).

Match Timeline

M. Pineda(goal)
3'
J. Duran(goal)
30'
39'
B. Bronico- Yellow
J. Duran- Yellow
39'
50'
K. Świderski(var)
53'
K. Swiderski- Yellow
54'
D. Jones- Yellow
61'
J. Alcivar- sub ->B. Bronico
62'
O. McKinze Gaines II- sub ->A. Shinyashiki
69'
K. Swiderski(goal)
69'
N. Santos- sub ->D. Rios
V. Bezerra- sub ->J. Duran
72'
76'
N. Santos(goal)O. McKinze Gaines II
77'
Y. Reyna- sub ->K. A. Calderon Vargas
S. Ivanov- sub ->B. Gutierrez
79'
79'
O. McKinze Gaines II- Yellow
A. Reynolds II- sub ->X. Shaqiri
88'
V. Bezerra- Yellow
89'
90'
K. Swiderski(goal)

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
G. Slonina 1.USA
6.5
D
R. Czichos 5.Germany
7.0
D
B. Sekulić 2.Slovakia
7.1
D
M. Navarro Zárate 6.Venezuela
6.9
D
K. Burks 27.USA
6.2
M
M. Pineda 22.USA
6.9
Goals3'
M
X. Shaqiri 10.Switzerland
7.1
88'
M
C. Mueller 8.USA
6.4
M
B. Gutierrez 40.USA
7.3
79'
M
F. Navarro 31.Argentina
7.1
F
J. Durán Palacio 26.Colombia
7.0
72' 39' Goals30'
Substitutes
G
S. Richey 18.USA
D
A. Reynolds 36.USA
6.4
88'
D
J. Espinoza 14.Ecuador
D
J. Bornstein 3.USA
M
S. Oregel 35.USA
M
J. Casas 37.USA
F
S. Ivaylov 99.Bulgaria
6.4
79'
F
V. Bezerra 33.USA
6.4
72' 89'
F
A. Monis 38.USA

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 (6.5), Boris Sekulić (7.1), Kendall Burks (6.2), Rafael Czichos (7.0), Miguel Navarro (6.9), Federico Navarro (7.1), Mauricio Pineda (6.9), Brian Gutierrez (7.3), Xherdan Shaqiri (7.1), Chris Mueller (6.4) and Jhon Durán (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: Stanislav Ivanov (6.4), Victor Bezerra (6.4), Sergio Oregel, Andre Reynolds (6.4), Javier Casas, Spencer Richey, Jhon Espinoza, Alex Monis and Jonathan Bornstein.

Chicago Fire could not rely on the presence of V. Bezerra (injured).

Substitutions

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 is (7.3) with 18 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

Charlotte – Formation

Charlotte
G
K. Kahlina 1.Croatia
6.1
D
H. Afful 25.Ghana
6.6
D
A. Walkes 5.England
6.4
D
A. Malanda 21.France
6.7
D
N. Byrne 14.England
6.7
M
D. Jones 20.USA
7.0
54'
M
B. Bronico 13.USA
7.0
61' 39'
M
K. Świderski 11.Poland
8.0
53' Goals69', 90'
M
K. Calderón Vargas 18.Colombia
7.6
77'
F
D. Ríos Calderón 12.Mexico
6.7
69'
F
A. Shinyashiki 16.Brazil
6.6
62'
Substitutes
G
P. Sisniega 23.Mexico
D
J. Mora 28.Costa Rica
D
J. Sobocinski 2.Poland
M
N. Valente 6.Portugal
7.3
69' Goals76'
M
J. Alcívar 8.Ecuador
6.4
61'
M
B. Bender 15.USA
M
K. Jóźwiak 7.Poland
F
M. Gaines 17.USA
7.1
62' 79'
F
J. Reyna 26.Peru
6.8
77'

Charlotte started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

Christian Lattanzio played with: Kristijan Kahlina (6.1), Nathan Byrne (6.7), Adilson Malanda (6.7), Anton Walkes (6.4), Harrison Afful (6.6), Kerwin Calderón Vargas (7.6), Derrick Jones (7.0), Brandt Bronico (7.0), Karol Świderski (8.0), Daniel Rios (6.7) and Andre Shinyashiki (6.6).

They had on the bench: Orrin McKinze Gaines II. (7.1), Pablo Sisniega, Joseph Mora, Jan Sobociński, Nuno Santos (7.3), Jordy Alcivar (6.4), Benjamin Bender, Yordy Reyna (6.8) and Kamil Jóźwiak.

Substitutions

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 is (8.0) with 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.​