Posted on August 13, 2012
CHESTER, Pa. — Marco Pappa set up the winning goal for the Chicago Fire in its 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer action at PPL Park on Sunday.
The victory lifted the Fire (38 points) to 11-7-5, while the Union (23) fell to 7-12-2.
The Guatemalan international midfielder almost scored in the 15th minute when be ran onto a Logan Pause pass. He took a touch towards the goal and launched a long-distance shot that goalkeeper Zac MacMath stopped.
Philadelphia grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute on an own goal as Fire defender Jalil Anibaba tried to clear the ball off a Freddy Adu free kick.
Anibaba, however, atoned for the own goal in the 41st minute as he and Sherjill MacDonald set up Chris Rolfe for the equalizer.
Two minutes into first-half stoppage time, Chicago tallied the go-ahead goal.
Pappa send in a swerving free kick from the right picked out Arne Friedrich and the charging German defender headed the ball into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.
Categories: Central America, Guatemala
Tags: Chicago Fire, Logan Pause, Major League Soccer, Marco Pappa, Philadelphia Union, PPL Park