So much so that the shootout, which ran on long enough to require all 11 players on either side to take spot kicks, has tied an all-time record for most penalties taken in a shootout involving an MLS team.
The 22-kick penalty shootout between @ChicagoFire and @ColumbusCrewSC matched the most penalties taken in a shootout involving an #MLS team in league history.— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) June 7, 2018
2015 MLS Cup Playoffs: POR-KC 7-6 pens (22 att)
2018 USOC 4th round: CHI-CLB 10-9 pens (22 att)
Not only that, the clinical finishing skills shown by both sides to make the shootout stretch on for that long — 19 of the 22 spot kicks were successfully converted — have put this game in another select statistical club:
It was the second time #MLS teams have been involved in a penalty shootout with 19 converted spot kicks.— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) June 7, 2018
The first: 2001 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, LA Galaxy 10-9 San Jose Earthquakes (20 total attempts)
The long-running duel eventually forced both goalkeepers to shoot from the spot, and the Fire's Richard Sanchez got to play the hero twice over, first netting his own PK and then saving the effort from his opposite number, Columbus' Logan Ketterer, to win the game for the visitors: