MLS Game Summary - Chicago at New England|
(Saturday, June 18, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chicago 1, New England 1
Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - Chicago allowed its first goal since interim
manager Frank Klopas took over Saturday night, but the Fire still earned a tie
against the New England Revolution.
After snapping an 11-game winless streak last weekend, Dominic Oduro scored as
Chicago tied New England, 1-1, at Gillette Stadium for its second consecutive
positive result on the road.
Klopas replaced former coach Carlos de los Cobos last month, and after drawing
his first two matches in charge, 0-0, the Fire beat the Columbus Crew, 1-0, to
extend the shutout streak.
New England (3-7-6) ended the shutout streak four minutes into the second half
when Rajko Lekic scored, but still watched its winless streak reach six games.
Chicago had the first good scoring chance of the match, but Cristian Nazarit's
16th-minute shot found the upper-right corner where the post and crossbar meet
as he came within inches of a goal.
Oduro delivered the opening goal 16 minutes later as Patrick Nyarko managed to
win possession on the other side of midfield and hooked a long pass down field
to set up the goal. Oduro ran onto the ball and he settled and slotted back to
the left post to leave Revolution goalie Matt Reis no chance.
Kenny Mansally turned an open header high from just six yards in the 38th, as
New England wasted a chance to equalize before half. But Lekic found the tying
goal four minutes after the break for his second of the season.
Lekic drove a right-footed shot from the middle of the box to the bottom-right
corner and the match remained 1-all for the final 40-plus minutes as the teams
shared the points.
Chicago will try to build off the draw Wednesday when it hosts Real Salt Lake.
New England visits Seattle Sounders FC on June 26.
06/18 22:08:35 ET