Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire stole a point at Real Salt Lake
on Saturday as Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 84th minute of a 1-1 draw between
the two sides.
Despite being badly outplayed for much of the match, the Fire found themselves
down just one goal in the final 10 minutes due in large part to the play of
goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
And the visitors made the most of a free kick six minutes from time when Jalil
Anibaba's cross was nodded down by Austin Berry for Amarikwa, who scored on an
acrobatic volley from seven yards.
Salt Lake had just opened the scoring in the 78th minute through substitute
Alvaro Saborio, but had to settle for a frustrating point.
A scoreless first half was due mostly to the play of Johnson, who was forced
to make saves on Kyle Beckerman and Ned Grabavoy before a diving stop on a
good chance from Robbie Findley.
The Chicago net continued to come under attack as Findley headed wide from six
yards early in the second half.
Javier Morales was next to go close in the 76th minute when his free kick was
tipped onto the crossbar by Johnson.
Saborio finally broke the deadlock 12 minutes from time when he headed home
However, Amarikwa made one of Chicago's only shots on goal count to help his
side snap a three-match losing streak.
The Sports Network