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Amarikwa's goal in the 90th minute gives Fire a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

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TORONTO — Toronto FC settled for a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday.

Gilberto gave Toronto a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute, but the home side was unable to hold on as Quincy Amarikwa tied it at 2-2 in the 90th minute.

A Fire own goal in the first half accounted for Toronto's other goal while former TFC forward Robert Earnshaw had the lone goal for Chicago (4-6-14).

PHOTO: Chicago Fire's Quincy Amarikwa, right, and Gonzalo Segares, left, battle for the ball with Toronto FC 's Jackson Goncalves during the second half of a soccer game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
Chicago Fire's Quincy Amarikwa, right, and Gonzalo Segares, left, battle for the ball with Toronto FC 's Jackson Goncalves during the second half of a soccer game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

TFC (9-8-6) forward Luke Moore sprung Gilberto, who stepped around Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson before scoring his fourth goal of the season.

However, Amarikwa put a cross from Lovel Palmer past a diving Joe Bendik in the final minute to earn the draw.

Earnshaw, who was making his Fire debut, erased a 1-0 deficit in the 70th minute after being subbed in for Sanna Nyassi. On a Grant Ward cross, Earnshaw dove through the area getting his head on the ball to tie the game 1-1.

A Bakary Soumare own goal gave Toronto an early 1-0 lead in the first half.

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