Red Bulls get equalizer in stoppage time vs. Fire
Brian White scored the tying goal in the 91st minute as the visiting New York Red Bulls rallied for a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night in their first visit to Soldier Field in more than 15 years.
White scored in stoppage time for the second straight game after scoring in the 95th minute last week against Orlando City. This time, he scored his third goal of the season with three minutes remaining in stoppage time on a wild sequence just in front of the goal line.
Marc Rzatkowski's left-footed shot from well outside the box was blocked, but deflected to Tom Barlow in front of the net. Barlow's attempt was stopped on the goal line, and White swooped in for the easy tap-in around goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
The Red Bulls (7-9-5, 26 points) broke through with a nifty sequence in the 39th minute when Florian Valot and Jared Stroud executed a give-and-go and Stroud moved the ball to Kyle Duncan inside the right corner of the box, and his left-footed shot from about 12 yards away bent nicely high into the left corner.
Chicago's Robert Beric forged a 1-1 tie in the 51st minute by converting an easy tap-in after New York could not clear the box.
Chicago (5-8-6, 21 points) pulled ahead in the 72nd minute when Przemyslaw Frankowski scored his first goal of the season, by being in the right place at the right time. New York blocked a shot by Ignacio Aliseda but could not clear and goalkeeper Ryan Meara stopped Fabian Herbers' header from close range. Meara couldn't control the ball, and multiple defenders were caught watching as Frankowski slipped in and converted the tap-in into the left side of the net.
The Fire controlled play for most of the match, maintaining possession for 55.4 percent of the time, and six of their 17 shots were on target, as they ran their home unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2). The Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to four games (1-0-3).
Meara made four saves while Shuttleworth finished with one save.
--Field Level Media
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