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MLS Game Summary - New England at Chicago



(Saturday, May 9, 2009)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: New England 1, Chicago 1

Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire earned their fifth straight Major League Soccer draw, 1-1, vs. the visiting New England Revolution on Saturday night.

After taking a first half lead on Wilman Conde's first goal of the season, Shalrie Joseph scored the equalizer for the Revs shortly after the break.

The draw extends the Fire's unbeaten run to eight games to start the 2009 campaign, although they are in third in the Eastern table because they have only two wins in those contests.

The Revs (2-2-3) are in fifth in the East, but return home for three of their next four matches.

Conde's goal came in the 36th minute off a corner kick taken by Cuauhtemoc Blanco. The Mexican veteran swung the kick into the area from the left side to Conde in the center of the six-yard box. The defender then knocked the ball down and fired past Matt Reis for the 1-0 lead.

Joseph's equalizer came in the 49th minute. After Wells Thompson played a ball from the right side of the box, the ball deflected off Jeff Larentowicz to Joseph, who fired home for his second goal of the season.

Chicago (2-0-6) will aim for its third win of the season when it plays at Toronto next Saturday, while New England hosts Colorado the same day in its next league fixture.

05/09 22:57:59 ET