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Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire: Highlights, stats and quotes

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“Plenty of positives from this game, but we’ve got to be a team that’s hard to score on. And that, to me, was a little too easy.” -Brian Schmetzer

It wasn’t pretty, but as Stefan Frei said three points is three points. Onto the next one.


Match Data

SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Chicago Fire FC 1

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Alex Chilowicz

Assistants: Jeremy Keiso, Cory Richardson

Fourth Official: Ismir Pekmic

VAR: Victor Rivas

Attendance: 40,126

Weather: 44 degrees and partly sunny

SCORING SUMMARY

CHI - Robert Berić (Djordje Mihailović, Alvaro Medran) 46’

SEA - Jordan Morris (Cristian Roldan, Kelvin Leerdam) 62’

SEA - Jordan Morris (Cristian Roldan, João Paulo) 90’+3’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

CHI - Fabian Herbers (caution) 72’

SEA - Jordy Delem (caution) 80’

SEA - João Paulo (caution) 86’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Shane O’Neill, Xavier Arreaga, Joevin Jones; Jordy Delem (Nouhou 86’), Danny Leyva (Jordan Morris HT), Cristian Roldan, João Paulo, Miguel Ibarra (Harry Shipp 73’); Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Alex Roldan, Yeimar Gomez Andrade, Justin Dhillon

Total shots: 16 (Ibarra, 6)

Shots on goal: 6 (Ibarra, 3)

Fouls: 14 (João Paulo, 5)

Offside: 5 (Morris, 2)

Corner-kicks: 8 (João Paulo, 7)

Saves: 2 (Frei, 2)

Chicago Fire FC - Kenneth Kronholm; Jonathan Bronstein, Johan Kappelhof, Francisco Calvo - captain; Álvaro Medrán, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Brandt Bronico, Djordje Mihailović (Elliot Collier 70’), Mauricio Pineda; Fabian Herbers (Micheal Azira 81’), Robert Berić

Substitutes not used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Miguel Angel Navarro, Wyatt Omsberg, Nicholas Slonina, Jeremiah Gutjahr

Total shots: 12 (Beric, 4)

Shots on goal: 3 (Three players, 1)

Fouls: 12 (Beric, 5)

Offside: 7 (Beric, 4)

Corner-kicks: 4 (Mihailovic/Medran, 2)

Saves: 3 (Kronholm, 3)


Post-Match Interviews

[A note on transcriptions — The transcriptions of interviews are generally provided by the home team, so they should return soon. We’ll do our best to provide them either way in the future. A big shoutout to reader ArikC for providing some transcriptions in the comments last week]

Sounders Head Coach Brian Schmetzer

Sounders Midfielder Jordy Delem

Sounders Midfielder Jordan Morris

Sounders Midfielder Cristian Roldan