MLS Game Summary - Chicago at San Jose|
(Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chicago 3, San Jose 0
Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire kept their fading playoff
hopes alive with a 3-0 win at the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer
action on Wednesday night.
Steven Kinney, Freddie Ljungberg and Patrick Nyarko all scored their first
respective goals of the season to lead the Fire to victory. Ljungberg also
added two assists along with Nyarko's one.
Kinney made it 1-0 in the 39th minute when he headed home a Ljungberg
driven corner kick.
The goal was the first for the Fire (7-10-8) in 401 minutes, while it was also
the first that San Jose had given up in its last five home games.
That was how the score stayed until Ljungberg and Nyarko teamed up in the 72nd
minute. Ljungberg took a pass from Nyarko at the top of the San Jose penalty
area, burst through two defenders and fired home for his first goal in a Fire
The assist was Nyarko's team-leading eight of the season.
Nyarko added a third goal in second-half stoppage time when he took a pass
from Ljungberg in the area and ripped a shot past Jon Busch.
The Fire, who sit 11th in the league table, will try to gain ground on the top
eight when they host the Loa Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, while San Jose (11-8-6)
travels to Columbus on Saturday in its next MLS fixture.
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