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
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