Fire 5, Mutiny 1
CHICAGO (AP) _ Ante Razov scored two of Chicago’s four second-half goals as the Fire rallied to rout the Tampa Bay Mutiny 5-1 on Friday night.
Trailing 1-0, the hosts tied the game in the 26th minute, when Peter Nowak took a return pass from Jesse Marsch and fired a shot past Tampa Bay goalkeeper Scott Garlick from the edge of the penalty area.
The Fire (3-3-1) jumped ahead two minutes after halftime, as forward John Wolyniec scored off a pass from Lubos Kubik, and Razov made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute thanks to Diego Gutierrez’s cross.
Razov then assisted on Kubik’s goal in the 71st minute and capped the scoring with four minutes left with help from Nowak and defender Evan Whitfield.
Tampa Bay (4-4-0), which dropped to 0-4 on the road, took an early lead when defender Steve Trittschuh scored his first goal of the season in the 15th minute.
Chicago started Chris Snitko in goal because Zach Thornton is injured.