September 16, 2016
DC tie Fire in stoppage time
CHICAGO FIRE 2, DC UNITED 2
|Bobby Boswell's stoppage-time goal allowed DC United to salvage a point against the Chicago Fire Friday at Toyota Park.
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Bobby Boswell headed home a rebound in the second minute of stoppage time to lift DC United into a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire Friday night at Toyota Park.
Rob Vincent staked DC (7-9-13, 34 pts) to a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute, with an unusual free kick from the top of the six-yard box after goalkeeper Sean Johnson was ruled to have handled a backpass.
Razvan Cocis helped turn the tide the Fire's way with an equalizing goal in the 22nd minute and the assist on David Accam's go-ahead tally seven minutes later. Cocis knotted the score with a bullet header off Arturo Alvarez's right side corner kick, and dished off to Accam, who blew past DC's Luke Mishu and split two more defenders with a shot that slipped just inside the left post to put Chicago (6-13-9, 27) up 2-1.
Boswell salvaged the point for DC off a wild play that started when forward Patrick Mullins chested the ball up and sent a bicycle kick off the crossbar. Patrick Nyarko followed up with an outside-of-the-foot volley that was saved by Johnson but blocked into the path of Boswell, charging in toward the right post.
Accam kept the Fire's hopes alive into the closing seconds of the four added minutes, earning a dangerous inside-the-arc free kick when his hard shot went off the arm -- and face -- of defender Taylor Kemp, who required the trainer's attention and was off the field while Accam teed up the free shot. The Fire forward's initial attempt caromed off the wall, and his follow-up sailed over the bar.
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