MLS Game Summary - Chicago at Colorado|
(Saturday, July 4, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chicago 2, Colorado 1
Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire moved into a tie with
D.C. United at the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference table with
a 2-1 win at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
First-half goals by Marco Pappa and Wilman Conde less than eight minutes apart
gave the visitors a commanding lead and they withstood a late charge to hang
Pappa gave Chicago a 1-0 lead at the half hour mark, converting a Baggio
Husidic feed for his fifth goal of the year.
Conde added his second goal of the season in the 37th minute when he headed
home a Cuauhtemoc Blanco corner kick to make it 2-0.
Jacob Peterson pulled an unassisted goal back for Colorado in the 76th minute,
but that was as close as the home side could get.
The Rapids (5-4-6) will aim to rebound when they host FC Dallas next Saturday,
while Chicago (6-3-6) hosts Columbus the same day in its next MLS fixture.
07/04 23:44:45 ET