Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Jack McInerney's tally 15 minutes from time
was enough to lift the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire
on Saturday at Toyota Park.
McInerney entered the match tied for the league-lead with six tallies on the
season and his seventh of the campaign, along with a stellar performance from
goalkeeper Zac MacMath ensured the Union claimed three points on the road.
Chicago was on the front foot for almost the entire first half and had its
first great chance in the 20th minute when Chris Rolfe ripped one on net, but
it swerved past MacMath's near post.
After the break, Chicago kept coming in waves as Joel Lindpere let one go from
outside the box in the 50th minute that looked to be headed for the far
corner, but MacMath came out to make a great diving stop.
Philadelphia finally made the Fire pay for their wasted chances when Sebastien
Le Toux sent a perfectly-weighted ball over the top for McInerney, who fought
off his defender and slotted it past and out of position Sean Johnson for the
Chicago had one last spectacular chance in stoppage time when the Union
cleared the ball out of the area, but it fell to Chicago substitute Quincy
Amarikwa, who blasted it on goal with pace, but MacMath was there once again
as the 21-year-old made his seventh save of the match to make sure his side
claimed a valuable three points.
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