MLS Game Summary - New England at Chicago|
(Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chicago 2, New England 1
Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago forward Calen Carr made his season
debut as a 69th minute substitute and scored the winning goal as the Fire
topped the visiting New England Revolution, 2-1, in Major League Soccer action
at Toyota Park on Wednesday night.
In Carr's first game since Oct. of 2009 because of injury, he broke a 1-1
deadlock to ensure the Fire (6-5-6) would earn the full points on its home
Carr controlled ball at the top of the Revs penalty area, cut to the middle
past defender Darrius Barnes, and fired a shot through the legs of defender
Emmanuel Osei to beat goalkeeper Matt Reis at the near post.
The loss is the first in league play for New England (6-10-3) since an
embarrassing 5-0 setback at Real Salt Lake on July 2. The loss also ended an
eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
The game started with the Fire dominating the possession, but they were unable
to get any legitimate scoring opportunities from it.
The Revs were the first to earn a scoring chance when Marko Perovic's 40-yard
screamer was tipped over the crossbar by Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson
inside 10 minutes.
The Revs struck first when Perovic stole the ball off Chicago defender Wilman
Conde at the top of the area after the center back failed to control a square
ball and slipped to the turf. Perovic then took a deft touch around Johnson
and slotted home his fifth goal of the season.
The Fire regained their form, however, and were able to equalize just after
the half-hour mark after a botched defensive play by the Revs.
Fire attacker Freddie Ljungberg drove into the offensive third and played a
ball to striker Brian McBride, whose shot was deflected off of Barnes and
right to Baggio Husidic. Husidic made no mistake, slotted the ball just inside
the left post from about six yards to tie the game at one.
That was how the game looked like it would end until Carr's 85th minute
Both teams are back in action on Saturday, with the Fire traveling to Kansas
City, and the Revs traveling to Houston for MLS fixtures.
08/18 22:54:39 ET