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MLS Game Summary - Dallas at Chicago



(Thursday, May 27, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Dallas 1, Chicago 1

Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - FC Dallas and the Chicago Fire battled to a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer action at Toyota Park on Thursday night.

The draw was the sixth in 10 games to start the season for the Hoops (2-2-6), who close out their May schedule on a three-game winless run.

Chicago (2-3-4) also went winless in May, going 0-1-3.

FCD got on the board first on Thursday, with David Ferreira scoring his first goal of the season just six minutes into the fixture.

The Colombian ran onto a long ball played from the back. After defender Wilman Conde went down, Ferreira stormed into the Fire penalty area, cut past a defender with his right foot and fired a left-footed laser past goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra.

The Fire controlled play the majority of the first half, with a pair of horrendous Mike Banner misses being the team's best chances before Brian McBride scored the controversial equalizer.

The first of Banner's misses was on a free kick from inside 20 yards that he skied well over the goal. The second came minutes before the equalizer when Justin Mapp set him up with a square ball in the FCD area with a wide open net in front on him. Banner missed that chance high as well.

Mapp's next set-up went to a more proven goal scorer when he fired a cross into the area to McBride, who skied to head past goalkeeper Kevin Hartman for his fourth goal of the season. Replays showed he was well offside, however, but the goal counted as the linesman obviously missed it.

The Fire will aim to add to their win total with two games next week at home vs. Philadelphia and Colorado before the World Cup break, while Dallas has just one before the break, on June 5 vs. San Jose.

05/27 22:17:30 ET