Sapong’s header in 2nd-half stoppage time ties it at 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored on a header in the last minute of stoppage time and the 10-man Chicago Fire tied Orlando City 1-1 on Saturday.
In the closing seconds, Przemyslaw Frankowski sent a cross to the penalty spot and an open Sapong headed it inside the far post in the rain. Sapong, who made his club debut last week, also scored in the opener for Chicago’s only two goals on the season.
Chicago (0-1-1) was shorthanded for much of the second half after defender Jorge Corrales was given a straight red card in the 64th by taking down Nani in a goal-scoring opportunity just outside the penalty area.
Dom Dwyer scored in the 47th minute for Orlando (0-0-2) by capitalizing on a defensive mistake. Nani sent a pass over the defense that goalkeeper David Ousted and defender Johan Kappelhof miscommunicated on and Dwyer hustled to get between them for a poke it into the back of the net. It was the first goal of the season for Dwyer, 75th of his career, and Orlando’s 200th in club history
Orlando snapped a 14-game road losing streak, but hasn’t beaten Chicago since September 19, 2015.