Adi scores in 84th to lift FC Cincinnati past Fire, 2-1

The Associated Press

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Allan Cruz scored the quickest goal in expansion FC Cincinnati's MLS history and Fanendo Adi broke a tie in the 83rd to help Cincinnati beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in a match delayed by nearly an hour by rain Saturday night.

Leonardo Bertone's cross caromed inadvertently off Fire defender Fabian Herbers' chest toward the middle of the area, and Cruz scissor-kicked it into the left corner to open the scoring after just 45 seconds.

Adi ran behind Kekuta Manneh's well-placed through ball and connected on his first touch with a left-footed shot that slid past the goalkeeper.

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Nicolas Gaitan missed a penalty kick for the Fire in the 25th minute, and a minute later the match was delayed due to lightning strikes in the area.

Gaitan tied it at 1 in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time. Although his penalty kick was saved, the rebound came directly back to allow Gaitan an easy putback.

Cincinnati has won two in a row after losing six straight.

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