The game in 100 words (or less): Brian Bliss couldn’t turn things around in his first match as interim manager of Chicago, as the Fire lost their fourth straight match 2-1 in Montreal. Didier Drogba scored a hat trick against Chicago earlier in the season, and he was at it again at Stade Saputo, giving Montreal the lead on a questionable goal. David Accam drew Chicago level, but Andres Romero came off the bench and grabbed the winner for the Impact. Montreal remains in the final playoff spot in the East, now with a four-point cushion over Orlando City.
Three moments that mattered
39′ — Didier Drogba gives Montreal the lead — The Chelsea legend continues to produce for the Impact, giving the home side a first half lead. Nigel Reo-Coker played a cross into the box, and Drogba
outmuscled tackled Jeff Larentowicz to power in a header. Replays show Drogba should have been called for a foul, but the goal stood.
50′ — David Accam scores strange goal for Chicago — Gilberto took advantage of a defensive mistake by Montreal, flicked the ball over the goalkeeper and put a header on goal. The effort was cleared off the line and deflected off the post before Accam followed up with a header of his own. There was mass confusion but the ball crossed the line as the Fire drew level.
76′ — Andres Romero gets the winner for Montreal — After a few missed chances from Chicago, Montreal made the Fire pay. Patrice Bernier slotted Romero through, and he made no mistake with the finish. Romero had been on the pitch for less than five minutes.
Man of the match: Evan Bush
Goalscorers: Drogba (39′), Accam (50′), Romero (76′)
Red card: Ciman (90’+1′)