Inter Miami’s late goal adds to Fire’s road woes

Francisco Calvo and Luka Stojanovic scored for the Fire

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Inter Miami midfielder Lewis Morgan, right, heads the ball next to Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Inter Miami won 3-2.

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Rodolfo Pizarro scored in second-half stoppage time to give Inter Miami a 3-2 victory over the Fire on Wednesday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Pizarro one-touched Victor Ulloa’s pass inside the far post in the 93rd minute for his first goal of the season.

Miami (5-9-4) won its third consecutive home game, while the Fire (5-10-5) had their road winless streak extended to 18 matches — with 12 losses.

Robbie Robinson tied it at 2 for Miami in the 62nd with a chip shot over goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Indiana Vassilev, in his first start for Miami, opened the scoring in the 34th minute by tapping home a rebound in front of the net.

Francisco Calvo headed in Luka Stojanovic’s corner kick to tie it at 1 in the 40th. 

Stojanovic gave Chicago a 2-1 lead in the 48th with a point-blank redirection of Stanislav Ivanov’s pass to the penalty spot.

Inter Miami had an extra day of recovery time before the match — both Miami and the Fire were scheduled to play Saturday, but the Fire’s game against the Crew at Soldier Field was moved to Sunday to accommodate the Bears’ preseason opener against the Dolphins.

The Fire return to action Saturday night at Orlando City.

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