Cincinnati 2-3 Chicago: Fire edge Cincinnati in goal-fest

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Chicago Fire strolled past Cincinnati with a 3-2 win on Sunday at Nippert Stadium. Cin and Chicago currently occupy 5th and 12th spots in the table, with 46 points and 38 points respectively after 46 matches.

After a goalless first half, Chicago continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Durán, 56 minutes in. The momentum was again with Chicago, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Gutierrez on the 59 minute mark to establish a 2-0 result. The momentum was again with Chicago, who then scored again courtesy of a second effort from Durán on the 75 minute mark to establish a 3-0 result. However, Cin refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Acosta in the 78th minute. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Vázquez just before the final whistle to make it 3-2.

Substitutions for Cin included Murphy, Kubo, Matarrita, Santos and Badji for Hagglund, Moreno, Powell, Brenner and Cameron, respectively. Chicago brought on Navarro, Javier Casas and Burks for Ivanov, Gutierrez and Bornstein.

The referee booked six players. Hagglund and Kubo from Cin, who saw yellow cards and Santos, sent off with a red, as well as for Chicago Pineda, Czichos and Navarro received yellows.

Cin will next travel to D.C. United, while Chicago will face New England Revolution at home.

Technical card:
Cincinnati:Roman Celentano, Cameron (Badji, min.88), Hagglund (Murphy, min.60), Matt Miazga, Powell (Matarrita, min.72), Barreal, Acosta, Moreno (Kubo, min.60), Nwobodo, Brenner (Santos, min.72) and Vázquez
Chicago Fire:Richey, Czichos, Bornstein (Burks, min.98), Terán, Sekulić, Pineda, Navarro, Ivanov (Navarro, min.77), Mueller, Gutierrez (Javier Casas, min.90) and Durán
Stadium:Nippert Stadium
Goals:Durán (0-1, min. 56), Gutierrez (0-2, min. 59), Durán (0-3, min. 75), Acosta (1-3, min. 78) and Vázquez (2-3, min. 89)