Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake moved into first place in the
Western Conference on Wednesday despite being held to a 0-0 draw by the Chicago
Fire at Toyota Park.
The Claret and Cobalt, unbeaten in their last four league matches, move one
point ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC. Real Salt
Lake's 23 points is tops in all of Major League Soccer.
Chicago got off to a cracking start Wednesday night, hitting the woodwork
inside the opening four minutes. Patrick Nyarko broke free on the right flank
and chipped a perfect cross into the box but Dominic Oduro's free header from
close range rattled the crossbar.
The near-goal early on failed to set the tone as the match fizzled out in tame
Both sides return to action Saturday as Real Salt Lake (7-3-2) continues its
road trip at CenturyLink Field for a tilt against the Sounders while Chicago
(3-2-3) stays home for a meeting with Sporting Kansas City.