Cambridge’s first two goals lead Charlotte over Fire 2-1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Cambridge subbed in and scored the first two goals of his MLS career to rally Charlotte FC to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

Chicago (3-4-5) took a 1-0 lead on Kacper Przybyłko’s third goal of the season — unassisted in the 29th minute.

Cambridge subbed in in the 59th minute and scored the equalizer for Charlotte (5-5-3) nine minutes later. Justin Meram notched an assist on the 21-year-old’s netter in his fourth career appearance — all as a substitute.

Cambridge scored the winner unassisted in the 81st minute.

Charlotte extended club records with its fourth straight win and its fifth victory in a row at home in all competitions.

Kristijan Kahlina turned away ?? shots for Charlotte. Chris Brady had ?? saves for Chicago.

Chicago entered play aiming for its second three-match win streak in all competitions since 2018.

Charlotte will host Nashville SC on Saturday. Chicago returns home to host Atlanta United on Saturday.


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