Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by F. Navarro

CHICAGO. Chicago Fire defeats Philadelphia Union 1-0 after F. Navarro scored just 1 goal (68').

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CHICAGO. Chicago Fire conquers Philadelphia Union 1-0 after F. Navarro scored just 1 goal (68′). Chicago Fire took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

J. Martinez received a red card (73′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Philadelphia Union lost the match.

The match was played at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Radchuk who was helped by Logan Brown and Adam Wienckowski. The 4th official was Tori Penso. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 24.7 degrees Celsius or 76.39 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

Chicago Fire was in firm control of the ball 57% while Philadelphia Union was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Chicago Fire was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chicago Fire won the encounter.

Chicago Fire shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Philadelphia Union shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Chicago Fire received 1 yellow card (C. Teran). On the other side, Philadelphia Union received 4 yellow cards (J. Martinez, A. Bedoya, K. Wagner and D. Gazdag).

Also, Philadelphia Union didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after J. Martinez (Philadelphia Union) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (73′).

After this match, Chicago Fire will have 14 points like DC United to move down in the 25th place. On the other side, Philadelphia Union will stay with 29 points like Real Salt Lake to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 29'
    29'

    J. Martinez

  • 35'
    35'

    A. Bedoya

  • 46'
    46'

    O. Mbaizo

    N. Harriel

  • 46'
    46'

    C. Burke

    J. Carranza

  • 51'
    51'

    C. Teran

  • 65'
    65'

    B. Gutierrez

    F. Herbers

  • 65'
    65'

    J. Bornstein

    A. Reynolds II

  • 66'
    66'

    C. Donovan

    M. Uhre

  • 68'
    68'

    F. Navarro

  • 73'
    73'

    J. Martinez

  • 78'
    78'

    K. Wagner

  • 83'
    83'

    D. Gazdag

  • 86'
    86'

    J. Espinoza

    C. Mueller

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Chicago Fire will play away against SJ Earthquakes on the 4th of July with a 8-7 head to head stats in favor of Chicago Fire (4 draws).

Philadelphia Union will play away against Columbus Crew on the 3rd of July with a 15-12 head to head record in favor of Columbus Crew (4 draws).

Chicago Fire: Formation and Lineups

Chicago Fire started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ezra Hendrickson chose to play with the following team: Gabriel Słonina (7.4), Boris Sekulić (7.4), Carlos Teran (6.8), Rafael Czichos (6.8), Andre Reynolds (7.1), Federico Navarro (8.0), Gastón Giménez (7.4), Fabian Herbers (6.7), Xherdan Shaqiri (6.6), Chris Mueller (7.1) and Kacper Przybyłko (7.0).

Substitutes

Chicago Fire made 3 changes: F. Herbers for B. Gutierrez (65′), A. Reynolds II for J. Bornstein (65′) and C. Mueller for J. Espinoza (86′).

Top player: Federico Navarro

Probably the most impressive player in Chicago Fire was Federico Navarro.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 43 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Philadelphia Union: Formation and Lineups

Philadelphia Union started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

On the opposite side, Jim Curtin played with: Andre Blake (6.8), Nathan Harriel (6.5), Jakob Glesnes (7.1), Jack Elliott (7.4), Kai Wagner (7.1), Alejandro Bedoya (6.6), José Martínez (7.0), Leon Flach (6.8), Dániel Gazdag (6.2), Mikael Uhre (6.7) and Julián Carranza (7.1).

Substitutes

Philadelphia Union made 3 changes: N. Harriel for O. Mbaizo (46′), J. Carranza for C. Burke (46′) and M. Uhre for C. Donovan (66′).

Top player: Jack Elliott

Probably the most impressive player in Philadelphia Union was Jack Elliott.

His rating is (7.4) with 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 9.

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