MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Chicago|
(Saturday, May 2, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 1, Chicago 1
Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders FC
battled to a 1-1 draw in front of 10,288 fans at Toyota Park on Saturday
Playing up a man for most of the second half, the Fire's Marco Pappa scored
the game's first goal in the 68th minute before Tyrone Marshall equalized for
the visitors six minutes later.
Earning a share of the points was significant for Seattle, not only because
it played down a man, but because it was on the road at one of Major League
Soccer's top teams.
Chicago, which dominated most of the first half, had its best early chance
just 20 minutes in when forward Patrick Nyarko rattled a hard shot off the far
The Fire (2-0-5) got a break three minutes after the break when referee Jasen
Anno issued Sounders attacker Freddie Montero a red card for an elbow to the
side of the head to Gonzalo Segares.
The home side was able to finally break through 20 minutes later when Pappa
knocked home his third goal of the season after a set-up from Cuauhtemoc
Blanco. Pappa drilled a shot just inside the near post from the top of the box
after Blanco danced at the edge of the area to draw in the defense before
laying off a pass to the Guatemalan midfielder.
The goal was the first given up by Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller this
Seattle (4-2-1) equalized in the 74th minute when Tyrone Marshall one-timed a
Freddie Ljungberg corner kick past Fire 'keeper Jon Busch to earn a share of
The Fire host Eastern rival New England next Saturday in its next league
fixture while Seattle hosts Los Angeles a day later in its next MLS match.
05/02 23:10:26 ET