Chicago 1 – Columbus 0: The Crew unable to avoid defeat at SeatGeek Stadium

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Chicago Fire’s 1-0 win over Columbus Crew on Monday, was hard fought at SeatGeek Stadium. Chicago were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Columbus were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Chicago Fire. After today’s result, Chicago are currently 9th with 20 points from 25 matches, while Columbus sit in 8th, with 24 points from 25.

Following a goalless first half, Chicago piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Stojanović at the 77 minute mark and seeing the game end 1-0.

For Chicago, Berić, Gutierrez, Espinoza, Omsberg and Ivanov, came on for Offor, Collier, Bornstein, Terán and Stojanović. Columbus brought on Molino, Matan and Wright-Phillips, to replace Etienne, Francis and Fraser.

The referee booked one player from Columbus, Etienne.

Columbus and Chicago will next play away to New York Red Bulls and Inter Miami respectively.

Technical card:
Chicago Fire: Bobby Shuttleworth, Pineda, Calvo, Terán (Omsberg, min.79), Stojanović (Ivanov, min.84), Giménez, Herbers, Bornstein (Espinoza, min.79), Sekulić, Collier (Gutierrez, min.58) and Offor (Berić, min.58)
Columbus Crew: Room, Keita, Mensah, Francis (Matan, min.84), Abdul-Salaam, Nagbe, Fraser (Wright-Phillips, min.88), Zelarayán, Pedro Santos, Etienne (Molino, min.69) and Zardes
Stadium: SeatGeek Stadium
Goals: Stojanović (1-0, min. 77)

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