The Fire of Chicago was surprised the champions of the last MLS Cup, the Seattle Sounders, with a victory of 2 to 1, in the first match of the day on Tuesday, and the Sounders are now in the lurch with a record of one defeat and a draw.
It is in the second half as the Fire, set off, opening the scoring on a goal from Robert Beric in the 52nd minute.
The Sounders have taken on new life late in the game, thanks to a successful Handwalla Bwana (77th) on a centre specific Jordan Morris.
Chicago was, however, struck seven minutes later when Mauricio Pineda took advantage of a corner kick to get the ball in the foot and shoot into an empty net. He has scored the first goal of his career. He also obtained a pass at the goal of Bwana.
The two teams have played in difficult conditions. It was so hot and humid Tuesday morning that it has granted two breaks of hydration by a half.
Obligation to make
In the camp of the Sounders, one feels the hot soup and an obligation to win in the last match of the group stage against Vancouver.
“To have a chance to move on to the next round, we must win, has recognized the attacker Jordan Morris after the game. We must do everything to win. Vancouver is a team with which we are familiar, so we will do everything to win, because we know that this is our only chance of progressing in this tournament. “
The Sounders can’t afford to mope around when they see that they have only one goal in two meetings.
“It is frustrating to not be able to generate chances, but it is always what is the most complicated when it is in preseason.”