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Red Bulls get equalizer in stoppage time vs. Fire

Field Level Media
25 Oct 2020, 12:19 GMT+10

Brian White scored the tying goal in the 91st minute as the visiting New York Red Bulls rallied for a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night in their first visit to Soldier Field in more than 15 years.

White scored in stoppage time for the second straight game after scoring in the 95th minute Sunday against Orlando City. This time, he scored his third goal of the season with three minutes remaining in stoppage time on a wild sequence in front of the goal line.

Marc Rzatkowski's left-footed shot from well outside the box was blocked but deflected to Tom Barlow, who was in front of the net. Barlow's attempt stopped on the goal line and White swooped in for the easy tap-in around goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Kyle Duncan scored in the 39th minute for the Red Bulls (7-9-5, 26 points), who ran their unbeaten streak to four games (1-0-3) by getting the tying goal late in the second half for the third straight match.

Przemyslaw Frankowski scored his first goal of the season in the 72nd minute for Chicago (5-8-6, 21 points), which controlled play for most of the match and ran its home unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2). The Fire maintained possession for 55.4 percent of the match and six of their 17 shots were on target

Frankowski helped the Fire get a 2-1 lead by simply being in the right place at the right time.

New York blocked a shot by Ignacio Aliseda but could not clear and goalkeeper Ryan Meara stopped Fabian Herbers' header from close range. Meara could control the ball and multiple defenders were caught watching as Frankowski swooped in and converted the easy tap-in into the left side of the net.

Robert Beric forged a 1-1 tie in the 51st minute by also converting an easy tap after New York could not clear the box.

Meara made four saves while Shuttleworth finished with one save.

The Red Bulls broke through with a nifty sequence late in the first half when Florian Valot and Jared Stroud executed a give-and-go on the right side of the field. Stroud moved the ball to Duncan, whose left-footed shot from well outside the box easily sailed into the net.

--Field Level Media

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