LAFC's final score came on an own-goal by Charlotte (9-14-2) defender Anton Walkes in the second minute of stoppage time.
Maxime Crépeau made two saves to earn a clean sheet for LAFC. Kristijan Kahlina saved four shots for Charlotte, which has lost two straight and four of its last five.
Following the match, Charlotte is now 1-10-2 in road games. On the other side, LAFC is 10-1-2 in home games.
PREVIOUSLY: Chicago Fire FC scalds Charlotte at home
Yordy Reyna started the scoring early about a minute into play, giving Charlotte an early advantage. Chicago's Kacper Przybylko found the net 20 minutes later, tying it up. Just three minutes later, Federico Navarro scored, giving Chicago a 2-1 advantage well before halftime.
But Charlotte kicked back. Karol Swiderski hit the net at 45 minutes in, tying up the score again with two points for each team before break. It wouldn't be long before Chicago Fire FC answered, however; Przybylko found the net again at 52 minutes of play. As the clock ticked into stoppage time, Charlotte FC was unable to answer Chicago's third goal. In the end, Chicago Fire heads back to the Second City the winner of this first meeting.
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