Another rally at Chicago, and another Mustangs win, 8-7 over Colorado Inferno

by Andrew Ross

CHICAGO -- The rally towels are getting quite a work out at the Grand Sports Arena in Chicago.

For the second straight home game, the Chicago Mustangs were involved in another wild finish, and for the second straight time, pulled out a one goal win Sunday as they defeated the visiting Colorado Inferno, 8-7 in a Major Arena Soccer League 2 matchup.

Chicago scored the last three goals of the game to erase a two-goal fourth-quarter deficit. Twice in the game, the Inferno had leads as large as three goals, only to see the Mustangs pull themselves back into it. In it's last game at home, Chicago gave up three goals in the final three minutes of their game against the Cleveland Crunch before getting the game winner in overtime.

Nathaniel Enriquez got the game winner for Chicago to get the game winner. following a pair of goals from Leo Acosta after the Inferno had taken a 7-5 lead when Josue Jimenez scored with just over 10 minutes left to go.

Acosta ended the afternoon with three goals, while Alex Gomez had a pair. Chicag also got lone markers from Adrian Ortiz, Alejandro Chavez, The Mustangs improved to 3-1 in the game designated as part of the Great Lakes Invitational series of games that will determine the third of four playoff spots for M2 in 2021. That final spot will be decided on May 22 when Chicago travels to Cleveland to take on the Crunch.

For Colorado, now 3-5 this season, Jimenez, Franciso Rivas and Robert Jacobs each scored twice, while Justin Gilvar got the other.

Chicago will be on the road next weekend for a doubleheader May 1 and 2 in Omaha, while the Inferno will be back in action on May 15 at home in a rematch against the Mustangs.