Major League Soccer: Montreal Impact conquers Chicago Fire 3-2

MONTREAL. Montreal Impact bested Chicago Fire.


MONTREAL. Montreal Impact prevailed over Chicago Fire.

The match was played at the Stade Saputo stadium in Montreal on Tuesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Ted Unkel with the assistance of Lyes Arfa and Brian Dunn. The 4th official was Guido Gonzalez. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.2 degrees Celsius or 62.87 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Montreal Impact was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Chicago Fire that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Montreal Impact was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Montreal Impact won the match.

Montreal Impact shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Chicago Fire shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.


Montreal Impact received 3 yellow cards (J. Waterman, R. Camacho and V. Wanyama). On the other side, Chicago Fire received 4 yellow cards (A. Reynolds II, B. Sekulic, C. Teran and R. Czichos).

After playing this match, Montreal Impact will have 53 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Chicago Fire will stay with 35 points like Charlotte to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 19'

    A. Reynolds II

  • 21'

    K. Kamara

  • 29'

    K. Kamara

  • 39'

    X. Shaqiri (Penalty)

  • 44'

    Z. Brault-Guillard

  • 46'

    M. Miljevic

    D. Mihailovic

  • 57'

    J. Waterman

  • 58'

    X. Shaqiri (Penalty)

  • 61'

    R. Camacho

  • 62'

    R. Quioto

    K. Kamara

  • 62'

    V. Wanyama

    S. Piette

  • 69'

    V. Wanyama

  • 72'

    M. Choiniere

    J. Kwizera

  • 72'

    J. Torres

    M. Toye

  • 79'

    B. Sekulic

  • 80'

    J. Casas

    J. Bornstein

  • 81'

    J. Espinoza

    A. Reynolds II

  • 85'

    C. Teran

  • 88'

    V. Bezerra

    B. Sekulic

  • 88'

    R. Czichos

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Montreal Impact will play away with New England on the 17th of September with a 15-11 head to head stats in favor of New England (3 draws).

Chicago Fire will host Charlotte on the 18th of September with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Chicago Fire (0 draws).

Montreal Impact: Formation and Lineups

Montreal Impact started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Wilfried Nancy chose to play with the following team: Sebastian Breza (5.8), Gabriele Corbo (7.1), Rudy Camacho (6.3), Joel Waterman (6.3), Zachary Brault Guillard (7.3), Ismael Koné (6.5), Samuel Piette (6.8), Djordje Mihailović (6.8), Jojea Kwizera (6.8), Kei Kamara (9.5) and Mason Toye (5.9).


Montreal Impact made 5 changes: D. Mihailovic for M. Miljevic (46′), K. Kamara for R. Quioto (62′), S. Piette for V. Wanyama (62′), J. Kwizera for M. Choiniere (72′) and M. Toye for J. Torres (72′).

Top player: Kei Kamara

Probably the most impressive player in Montreal Impact was Kei Kamara.

His rating is (9.5) with 2 goals, 16 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.

Chicago Fire: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Ezra Hendrickson played with: Gabriel Słonina (6.0), Boris Sekulić (6.1), Carlos Teran (6.8), Rafael Czichos (6.9), Miguel Navarro (6.4), Mauricio Pineda (6.6), Jonathan Bornstein (6.4), Brian Gutierrez (6.3), Xherdan Shaqiri (7.2), Andre Reynolds (6.3) and Jhon Durán (7.1).


Chicago Fire made 3 changes: J. Bornstein for J. Casas (80′), A. Reynolds II for J. Espinoza (81′) and B. Sekulic for V. Bezerra (88′).

Top player: Xherdan Shaqiri

The player who no doubt impressed Chicago Fire the most was Xherdan Shaqiri.

His rating is (7.2) with 2 goals, 42 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

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