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Chicago Fire Win MLS Game With Nonsensical Last-Second Goal From Midfield

The Chicago Fire picked up their first win of the 2024 MLS season on Saturday, defeating CF Montreal 4–3 at Soldier Field.

The ending to that game must be seen to be believed.

With the match tied 3–3 in stoppage time, Fire midfielder Kellyn Acosta launched a lob pass deep down the field into Montreal territory from just beyond midfield. On a windy day in Chicago, the ball somehow curled toward the goal, continued to carry and ultimately got past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois, sending the crowd into an absolute frenzy.

Here’s a replay of the ridiculous go-ahead goal:

The Fire moved to 1-1-2 on the season, while Montreal fell to 2-1-1. Chicago faces New England next Saturday, while Montreal is off until March 30 when the club takes on D.C. United.