Chicago Fire 2 - Montreal Impact 2 : Highlights, Stats and Quotes

Stats, Highlights and Quotes from the 2-2 tie between the Montreal Impact and Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

Lineups

MTL - GK-Troy Perkins; D-Jeb Brovsky, Wandrille Lefèvre, Matteo Ferrari, Hassoun Camara; M-Collen Warner (Daniele Paponi 76'), Patrice Bernier, Davy Arnaud, Andrew Wenger (Maxim Tissot 67'), Justin Mapp (Andrés Romero 71'), F-Marco Di Vaio

Subs not used: GK-Evan Bush; D-Karl W. Ouimette; M-Andrea Pisanu, Sanna Nyassi

CHI - GK-Sean Johnson; D-Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Jeff Larentowicz, Gonzalo Segares; M-Patrick Nyarko, Logan Pause (Alex 45'), Egidio Rios, Dilly Duka (Chris Rolfe 45'); F-Mike Magee, Juan Luis Anangono

Subs not used: GK-Paolo Tornaghi; D-Hunter Jumper; M-Wells Thompson, Joel Lindpere; F-Quincy Amarikwa

Goals

MTL - Di Vaio (Arnaud) 25'
CHI - Magee 57'
CHI - Magee 73'
MTL - Tissot 87'

Cautions

CHI - Pause 19'
MTL - Arnaud 70'
CHI - Magee 84'


Stats

Chicago Fire Montreal Impact
19 Attempts on Goal 6
7 Shots on Target 2
5 Shots off Target 2
7 Blocked Shots 2
6 Corner Kicks 2
15 Fouls 12
21 Open Play Crosses 8
0 Offsides 2
2 First Yellow Cards 1
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
50 Duels Won 52
49% Duels Won % 50%
403 Total Pass 350
77% Passing Accuracy % 71%
54% Possession 46%

Quotes

Montreal Impact head coach Marco Schallibaum

We played a very intense game with a lot of emotion. Our players gave their all today on the field and we believed until the end. We were also disciplined. We came out and responded well tonight. There a lot of positives we can take into our next game in Houston.

Montreal Impact Defender Wandrille Lefevre

It's good to get a point on the road and to keep distancing ourselves from the teams behind us in the standings. We knew they were going to come out hard in the second half. Unfortunately, they scored two goals but we still managed to come back in the game.

Montreal Impact Defender Maxime Tissot

Scoring my first goal was great because we managed to get an important point. I played in the midfield last year with the Academy, so I was prepared mentally.

Frank Klopas, Chicago Fire Head Coach

On the overall performance

It is so tough because this game is a bit cruel. You get chances and we created a lot of opportunities. It's been difficult because we've been dropping points. We could've been in a different situation. It's crucial because it is towards the end. Every point that we drop we can't get back. It is an opportunity to be in the final spot. The energy was there, we deserve to win but it doesn't always work out.

On Montreal's second goal

"You give them opportunities and they will score. They bring their energy. It is difficult. I thought the crowd was fantastic. They stood behind the team. You have to move on and learn from it."

On the offense

"You have players and you need to use them. You saw the second half and I thought we had a good mentality and attitude. As a team we did enough, but we have to move on."

Mike Magee Chicago Fire forward


On the missed penalty kick

"It won't be the last one I miss but I'm confident taking them and I'll bury the next one. That was a situation where I have to put that one away for the team."

On the slow start and second half

"Obviously we needed to come out and press. Our goal at the beginning of the game was to come out and press, but we didn't do that. I think Frank [Klopas] did a great job to make the changes at the half. We just needed a spark. Nothing against the guys that came out, we just needed a little something different. Chris [Rolfe] and Alex both did a great job. Tonight's a game we had to win, but we'll move on and get back to work on Monday."

On giving up another late goal

"We need to put them away. If I bury that PK the game is over. Tonight's on me. I can't expect the defense to keep bailing me out; we have to find a way to win these games to take some pressure off the defense."

On how tough this result is

"It's not tough at all. We have to move on, there's not enough time badger ourselves with what-ifs, we have four games left and tomorrow we move forward. We have four games left and we're going to make the playoffs."

Gonzalo Segares, Chicago Fire defender

On the result:

"We're making mistakes offensively and defensively. We aren't putting them away offensively and we can't close it out defensively. We played our hearts out to come back and to give it away is heartbreaking."

Patrick Nyarko, Chicago Fire midfielder


On the result

"It's disappointing what happened at the end of the game, I'm personally very disappointed, but I think there's a lot of positives that came from this game. We went down a goal and showed a lot of character to come back in the second half and create a lot of chances to put the game away. That's why I'm not giving up on this season. This team has a lot of character to dig itself out of holes and there are still four games to go and we still have a shot."

On Magee's performance

"He did what he does best, scoring, and got us back in the game."

On winning the penalty

"I just saw some space behind the defender and I was actually going for the meg, but I think he closed it and I went past him and thought that I could take it. The keeper charged me and my first thought was to chip it, but the angle was so tight that I couldn't do it. I knew that he committed, so I just needed to touch it by him because I knew he was going to foul me."

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