Chicago Fire manager Frank Yallop received a lot of praise for managing to transform the destination of the points in the recent match against Columbus Crew.
Columbus had managed to secure a 2-0 lead in the match and were seemingly heading for three points. However,Yallop had other ideas on his mind after he managed to introduce two substitutes who were very crucial in the overall result. The match finished as a 2-2 draw after goals from the two substitutes gave Chicago Fire a point from the match. Jason Johnson andAmarikwawere brought on in the second half in order to chase the game.
The second half was extremely one-sided after Columbus Crew succumbed to the pressure from Chicago Fire. They eventually had been made to pay for the defensive mentality in the second half after the opposition celebrated coming back from being two goals down. Veteran goalkeeper Jon Busch was celebrating his 300th MLS appearance, and it was one that gave a happy ending despite a yield of just one point. This is the second consecutive 2-2 draw that Chicago have been involved in and this is unlikely to pleaseYallop, whose team sit sixth in the table.
“I’m very happy. You put them on for a reason and you want them to change the game or you see something, [like] we needed a little more pace with JJ wide, Guly came on the field. Quincy had a great 20 minutes, he was excellent.I just said to the guys, ‘Well done the team that started, but well done the subs.’ They really made a difference in the match, saw it through and could have won the game, so I’m very happy with the all-round squad today,” said the Chicago Fire manager after the point against Columbus Crew.