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Stoppage-time goal lets Red Bulls draw with Fire

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May 18, 2022; Harrison, New Jersey, USA; Chicago Fire forward Jhon Duran (26) plays the ball in front of New York Red Bulls midfielder Omir Fernandez (21) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Patryk Klimala scored in the first minute of second-half stoppage time as the New York Red Bulls remained winless at home but rallied for a 3-3 draw with the Chicago Fire in an action-packed contest Wednesday night in Harrison, N.J.

Klimala scored his third goal this season against Chicago when he got a pass from Omir Fernandez and slipped through the center of the box. Klimala then finished it off by blasting a left-footed shot into the center of the net for his fourth goal of the season.

Klimala’s goal occurred two minutes after Xherdan Shaqiri gave Chicago a 3-2 lead with a left-footed shot from the middle of the box that went into the bottom left corner.

The Red Bulls (5-2-5, 20 points) are just 0-2-4 at home but improved to 2-0-4 in their past six games.

Lewis Morgan and Cameron Harper also scored for the Red Bulls, who rallied late for the second time this season against Chicago (2-5-5, 11 points)

Chris Mueller and Wyatt Omsberg also scored for Chicago, which is 0-5-3 in its past eight games.

New York goalie Carlos Coronel made three saves while Chicago’s Gabriel Slonina stopped one shot.

New York took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when Morgan converted a penalty kick by burying a right-footed shot over Slonina that wound up in the bottom right corner.

Mueller leveled the game with a spectacular individual move. He corralled the ball while being surrounded by four defenders, made a move around New York’s Tom Edwards and blasted a right-footed shot well over Coronel’s head into the top right corner.

The Fire dominated in the opening minutes of the second half and took a 2-1 lead four minutes in when Omsberg slipped past Fernandez and headed the ball into the net from the left side of the box after getting a headed pass by Jhon Duran.

Chicago’s lead lasted nine minutes, until Harper got a soft pass from Fernandez at the left side of the box and scored on a right-footed shot when Slonina whiffed on the leaping save, allowing the ball to reach the center of the net.

–Field Level Media