CHICAGO (May 29, 2021) - Chicago Fire FC (1-5-1, 4 points) fell 1-0 to CF Montréal (3-3-2, 11 points) on Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field. Producing a 19-6 advantage in overall shots, the Fire created numerous goal-scoring opportunities throughout the match, including a game-tying header in extra time from defender Wyatt Omsberg that was ultimately ruled offside due to a subsequent video review. Despite the sustained pressure from the Fire throughout the match, Montréal managed to score against the run of play when forward Mason Toye finished a header in the 87th minute.
NEXT GAME: Following a three-week break due to the FIFA window, the Fire will return to league play on Saturday, June 19 against the Columbus Crew at Historic Crew Stadium. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT, the match will be broadcast live on WGN-TV, CFFC Live and TUDN 1200AM.
- Today’s match was the 22nd all-time regular season meeting between the Fire and CF Montréal.
- With 19 shots in today’s game, the Fire has outshot its opponents 39-10 in its last two matches, previously outshooting Inter Miami CF 20-4 on May 22.
- Midfielder Ignacio Aliseda made his second appearance of the season after coming in as a substitute in the 59th minute. The Young Designated Player made a brief 24-minute appearance for the Fire in the Club’s home opener on April 17, but had been unavailable for selection due to injury.
- To help raise awareness for plastic pollution, the Fire wore the adidas PRIMEBLUE kitsduring today’s match. PRIMEBLUE is a high-performance yarn made with 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.
CFM - Toye (3) (Bassong 1) 87’
CFM - Camacho (Yellow Card) 17’
CFM - Wanyama (Yellow Card) 62’
Chicago Fire FC 0:1 CF Montréal
Chicago Fire FC: GK Shuttleworth, D Sekulić, D Omsberg, D Calvo ©, D Navarro (Bornstein 77’), M Giménez, M Stojanović, M Medrán, F Herbers, F Berić (Offor 77’), F Gutiérrez (Aliseda 59’)
Subs not used: GK G. Slonina, D Espinoza, D Terán, D/M Kappelhof, M Pineda, M Casas Jr.
CF Montréal: GK Diop, D Camacho, D Brault-Guillard, D Waterman, D Bassong (Kizza 95’), D Struna, M Wanyama©, M Hamdi (Piette 60’), M Mihailoviić (Torres 89’), F Johnsen, F Ibrahim (Toye 60’)
Subs not used: GK Pantemis, D Binks, M Sejdic, M Bayhia, M Choniere
Stats Summary: CHI / MTL
Shots: 19 / 6
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Passing Accuracy: 72 % / 69.4%
Saves: 2 / 6
Corners: 7 / 2
Fouls: 13 / 19
Total passes: 404 / 395
Offsides: 9 / 0
Possession: 51.5% / 48.5%
Attendance: 6,680 (limited capacity due to COVID-19-related safety protocols)
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Gjovalin Bori
Fourth Official: Natalie Simon
VAR: Malik Badawi, Michael Kampmeinert