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MLS Game Summary - Chicago at Chivas USA



(Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Chicago 4, Chivas USA 1

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Brian McBride capped his stellar career with his 80th goal in Major League Soccer as the Chicago Fire beat Chivas USA, 4-1, in the season finale for both teams Saturday night at The Home Depot Center.

Freddie Ljungberg, Calen Carr and Baggio Husidic also scored for Chicago, but the spotlight was solely on U.S. veteran McBride as he closed his illustrious career in style.

A member of the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup squads, McBride scored his final goal on a beautiful between-the-legs backheel finish in the 39th minute off an assist from Ljungberg. It was McBride's sixth goal of the season.

Chicago (9-12-9) finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, but failed to earn a playoff berth with only two spots guaranteed in each division.

Chivas (8-18-4) finished last in the Western Conference, just six points ahead of D.C. United for the worst record in the league.

Following McBride's late first-half goal, Ljungberg added his second goal as a member of the Fire two minutes after half when he turned an assist from Marco Pappa into the bottom-right corner.

Giancarlo Maldonado pulled a goal back for Chivas in the 57th off an assist by Sal Zizzo, then Ljungberg picked up another assist in the 68th on Carr's third goal of the season and Husidic capped the scoring in stoppage time.

Chivas also bid farewell to one of its top players, Jonathan Bornstein, a U.S. international who will join Mexican club Tigres next season.

10/24 01:04:53 ET