The Fire began their three game stretch this week with a 2-1 comeback win against the Colorado Rapids.
The win extended the Fire’s winning streak to four games but a costly Austin Berry mistake put the Rapids up early.
A poor touch by Berry in front of Sean Johnson led to Deshorn Brown putting an easy shot passed the Fire goalkeeper from 18 yards out to give the Rapids the early 1-0 lead at the 17th minute. After Jalil Anibaba failed to knocked in a Mike Magee corner-kick two minutes later Magee took matters into his own hands. Magee scored the equalizer passed Clinton Irwin in the 23th minute on a penalty kick from a Marvell Wynne foul on Fire midfielder Dilly Duka.
The goal gave Magee his fifth straight in five games since joining the Fire.
The Berry mishap was forgiven in the 47th minute as the reigning MLS Rookie of the Year scored the game-winner. Fire captain Jeff Larentowicz moved the ball in from outside the penalty box to an open Berry at the right crease for the header. The game-winner is Berry’s first on the season.
The Rapids nearly tied up the match in stoppage time with two chances. The first came off the post from forward Tony Casico whose shot rung off the post before a handball call by Brown nullified an apparent tying goal.
The Fire face a quick turnaround as they head to Columbus for a MLS match against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. CT (My50/La Ley 107.9). Four days later the Fire kickoff the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal match against Orlando City SC at home on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT.