Chicago Fire 3, Sporting Kansas City 4 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
After having the first word in a wild contest in the Windy City region on Saturday evening, Felipe Gutierrez eventually had the last.
Gutierrez smashed home the winner in the 86th to complete a brace and lift Sporting Kansas City to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire on a chilly evening at Toyota Park.
Chicago looked to have completed a scintillating comeback in a 12-minute stretch of the second half when Bastian Schweinsteiger set up Aleksandar Katai and then Nemanja Nikolic pounced for a brace.
But a Sporting side that was offensively challenged a season ago required only a minute to reply through Jimmy Medranda. Then winter Designated Player acquisition Gutierrez put SKC in front again on the break, on the second goal of the evening set up by Daniel Salloi.
Johnny Russell also helped create the winner with a blistering break down the left. He also scored his first goal in an SKC jersey back in the first half.