Fire goal-scorer Quincy Amarikwa was sent off in the second half, leaving Chicago to play a man down, but they were the side threatening to score a winner at the very end. In stoppage time, Chicago's Mike Magee made his way into the box and hit a shot that started this chaotic situation, eventually resulting in Revs defender Kevin Alston getting sent off for handball and denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
The Fire should have scored with one of their three shots before the handball, but it appeared that they were going to get the three points anyway on the penalty. New England keeper Bobby Shuttleworth had other ideas.
Luis Anangonó hit an awful penalty, and somehow, the Fire managed to score on none of their four back-to-back-to-back-to-back golden opportunities.