Match Recap

Chicago Fire FC II Falls 3-1 against Columbus Crew 2 on Saturday


CHICAGO (Sept. 3, 2022) –  Chicago Fire FC II fell 3-1 to Eastern Conference-champion Columbus Crew 2 at Field on Saturday evening. 

Chicago Fire II forward Omari Glasgow scored the Fire’s lone goal in the 80th minute, slipping through traffic in the Columbus box and hitting a shot that ricocheted off the post and past goalkeeper Patrick Schulte into the goal.

Columbus opened the scoring in the 26th minute when midfielder Isaiah Parente wove through the Fire defense before sending a low, driven ball into the right corner under a diving Chris Brady. The second goal for Crew 2 came via a penalty kick. Columbus found themselves one-on-one against Brady, who came out for the challenge. The referee pointed to the spot and Jacen Russell-Rowe sent his shot just inside the lower left corner. Second-half sub Ryan Telfer added a third goal for Columbus in the 76th minute to round out the scoring for Crew 2.

With the result, the Fire are eliminated from playoff contention with two games left to play in the MLS NEXT Pro inaugural season.

NEXT GAME: Chicago Fire FC II will cap off a brief two-game road trip in Newport, Ky. against FC Cincinnati 2 next Saturday, Sept. 11, 2022. First kick on the campus of Northern Kentucky University is set for 4:00 p.m. CT and the match stream will begin five minutes prior on

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Box Score:
Columbus Crew 3:1 Chicago Fire FC II

CLB - Parente (5) (Knight 2) 26’
CLB - Russell-Rowe (17) 38
CLB - Telfer (6) 76’
CHI - Glasgow (4) (Kocs-Washburn 1) 80’

CHI - Brady (Yellow Card) 38’
CLB - Fuson (Yellow Card) 42’
CHI - Rodríguez (Yellow Card) 44’
CHI - Fleming III (Yellow Card) 45+1’
CHI - Ostrem (Yellow Card) 54’
CHI - Mohamed (Yellow Card) 90+2’

Chicago Fire FC II: GK Brady; D Ostrem (Flores, 62’), D Quintos, D Burks, D J. Reynolds; M Oregel (Ritaccio, 46’), Jr., M Fleming III, M Kidd; F Monis (F Nesci, 77’), F Rodríguez (M Kocs-Washburn, 77’), F Glasgow

Subs not used: GK Mišković; D Kelner, M Nevarez, M Hernandez

Columbus Crew 2: GK Schulte, D Weber, D Quinton, D Malou (Strachan, 84’); M Morris (Telfer, 62’), M Zawadzki, M Parente (Angking, 62’), M Knight (Mohamed, 46’); F Micaletto (M Borneo, 77’), F Russell-Rowe, F Fuson

Subs not used: GK Lapkes; M Vang, M Mbumba, F Gannon

Stats Summary: CLB / CHI
Shots: 19 / 7
Shots on Goal: 8 / 2
Passing Accuracy: 84.6% / 81.3%
Saves: 1 / 5
Corners:  10 / 6
Fouls:  15 / 13
Offsides:  0 / 4
Possession: 54.4% / 45.6%

Referee: Danielle Chesky
Assistant Ref 1: Christian Little
Assistant Ref 2: Jarred Mosher
4th Official: Erin Patterson