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2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Pedro Santos (27')
  • Przemyslaw Frankowski (90'+4')

Stoppage-time goal allows Fire to tie Crew

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Pedro Santos powers in Crew's first (1:11)

Major League Soccer: Pedro Santos (27') Columbus Crew 1-0 Chicago Fire. To watch more MLS, sign up to ESPN+. (1:11)

Przemyslaw Frankowski scored for visiting Chicago in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time for a 1-1 tie with the host Columbus Crew on Saturday.

The Crew (8-15-7, 31 points) is 3-1-5 in the past nine games.

Chicago (8-12-10, 34 points) has lost once in three games.

Pedro Santos scored for the Crew in the first half, and goalkeeper Eloy Room was closing in on his first MLS shutout in his eighth game before Frankowski got his second goal of the season.

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"We had a chance to kill the game and we didn't," Santos said.

Fire goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm made two of his six saves in the 95th minute on Youness Mokhtar and David Guzman.

A point-blank save by Room on Micheal Azira in the 82nd minute preserved the lead until the closing minutes. Room had four saves.

Room, a veteran of 12 seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie and the current Curacao national team keeper, was signed by the Crew on July 5 to replace Zack Steffen, who transferred to Manchester City in England's Premier League and is on loan to German club Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Santos continued his scoring splurge with the go-ahead goal in the 27th minute. He dribbled through traffic and unleashed a strike from the top of the box for his 10th goal.

He has five goals and three assists in his past eight games.

After Santos' goal, Harrison Afful almost doubled the lead in the 39th. He had a volley from 25 yards following a Wil Trapp corner kick that bounced to him.

The Fire were looking for fourth win in six games, but their woes continued on the road where they are 1-10-4 with a league-low 13 goals scored.

Chicago did pick up its second point of the season (0-9-2) when trailing at the half.

Each team doesn't play until Sept. 14 when the Crew is at Atlanta United and Chicago hosts FC Dallas.