Toronto FC continues hot streak with Chicago win
10/4/2021 1:08:38 AM EST
Toronto FC rallied to win their second straight, defeating the visiting Chicago Fire 3-1 on Sunday.
Toronto (6-15-7, 25 points) won consecutive games for the first time this season and is 3-0-1 in its past four games. They are 10-0-3 in their past 13 against the Fire.
Chicago (7-16-6, 27 points), playing its first game under interim head coach Frank Klopas, had its two-game unbeaten run end.
The home side had a chance to get on the board first in the 15th minute when Ifunanyachi Achara, Yeferson Soteldo and Omar Gonzalez drove up the field in transition, with Gonzalez getting a shot off that was saved by goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina.
Striker Robert Beric made it 1-0 for Chicago one minute later with a right-foot kick from the right side of the box that went over goalkeeper Alex Bono's hands and into the net.
Forward Jacob Shaffelburg had a pair of opportunities minutes apart, his first a shot from the left edge that was caught by Slonina while the second sailed over the net.
The Reds were awarded a penalty kick in the 35th minute after a Chicago hand ball in the goal area but Soteldo's kick was stopped by a diving Slonina.
Marky Delgado brought Toronto level with a shot from the top of the box off a cross from Shaffelburg in the 44th minute, to tie it 1-1.
Auro Jr. sent a feed to Shaffelburg speeding down the left wing in the 48th minute to make it 2-1 for Toronto but the goal was flagged for offside.
Toronto would get its 2-1 lead in the 56th minute on Gonzalez header off a corner from Soteldo, giving the home side their first lead of the game.
Soteldo got by the Chicago defense to make it 3-1 from the top of the goal area in the 70th minute.
Beric scored to narrow it to 3-2 in the 83rd minute, but it was flagged for offside.
--Field Level Media
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