Dark week for Chicago. Eliminated Tuesday by Houston in the quarter-finals of the US Open Cup, the Fire lost 2-1 at home to Columbus despite a success from Xherdan Shaqiri.
Chicago has thus chained a sixth game without a win in the league to remain in the penultimate place of the Eastern Conference, five points from a place in the play-off. Only Inter Miami, Lionel Messi’s future club, is doing worse in this Eastern Conference.
In front of 19,892 spectators, Xherdan Shaqiri finally opened his counter this year with an unstoppable crossover from the left in the 88th minute to equalize at 1-1. Unfortunately for the Basel and the Fire, the Armenian international Lucas Zelarayan was to give victory to Columbus in the 93rd on an armed lob … from his camp which abused goalkeeper Spencer Richey.