CHICAGO(May 8, 2021) - Chicago Fire FC (0-3-1, 1 point) fell 2-0 to Philadelphia Union (1-2-1, 4 points) at Soldier Field on Saturday afternoon.
The match saw the Fire dominate possession (60%/40%), passing accuracy (76%/64%), duels won (81/58) and total passes (481/319). Fire goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made a number of crucial saves including one from in-close in the 14th minute. The teams headed into halftime scoreless. Philadelphia received second half goals from striker Corey Burke (51’) and defender Jakob Glesnes (60’).
NEXT GAME: Chicago Fire FC will travel to face D.C. United on Thursday, May 13 at Audi Field. The match will begin at 7:00 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on WGN-TV and CFFC Live / ChicagoFireFC.com. The match will also be transmitted locally in Spanish on WOJO 105.1FM HD-3.
Tickets for the Fire’s next two home matches on May 22 (Inter Miami CF, 5:00 p.m. CT) and May 29 (CF Montreal, 12:00 p.m. CT) are now on sale.
- The Fire welcomed soldiers from the U.S. Army’s storied 101st Airborne Division to Soldier Field this afternoon. The Division is in Chicago in support of FEMA and the federal vaccination efforts taking place at the United Center.
- Fire defender Boris Sekulic was named Heineken Man of the Match.
- Defender Wyatt Omsberg and forward Elliot Collier both received their first start this season.
PHI - Burke (1) (Monteiro 1) (WATCH) 51’
PHI - Glesnes (1) (Wagner 1) (WATCH) 60’
CHI - Kappelhof (Yellow Card) 26’
CHI - Omsberg (Yellow Card) 48’
PHI - Santos (Yellow Card) 90’+2’
CHI - Sekulic (Yellow Card) 90’+2’
PHI - Bedoya (Yellow Card) 90’+6’
PHI - Glesnes (Yellow Card) 90’+7’
Chicago Fire FC 0:2 Philadelphia Union
Chicago Fire FC: GK Shuttleworth, D Sekulić, D Omsberg (D Espinoza 71’), D Calvo ©, D Bornstein (D Navarro 57’), M Kappelhof (M Pineda HT), M Giménez, M Frankowski, M Stojanović (M Medran 57’), M Collier (F Offor 57’), F Berić
Subs not used: GK G. Slonina, M Casas Jr., M Gutiérrez, M Monis
Philadelphia Union: GK Blake, D Wagner, D Glesnes, D Elliott, D Mbaizo (D Real 79’), M Flach, M Monteiro, M Bedoya ©, M McGlynn (M Fontana 62’), F Przybylko, F Burke (F Santos 61’)
Subs not used: GK Freese, D Collin, M Turner, M Sullivan
Stats Summary: CHI / PHI
Shots: 9 / 15
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Passing Accuracy: 75.9% / 63.6%
Saves: 3 / 3
Corners: 5 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 17
Total passes: 481 / 319
Offsides: 3 / 3
Possession: 60% / 40%
Attendance: 6,457 (limited capacity due to COVID-19-related safety protocols)
Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Ian McKay
Fourth Official: Greg Dopka
VAR: Daniel Radford, Craig Lowey