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Fire boosts playoff hopes
by Ridge Mahoney, August 18th, 2010 11:41PM

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[MLS] Chicago came back from a goal down to beat New England, 2-1, at Toyota Park Wednesday to boost its hopes of cracking the playoff spots and seriously dent those of the Revs.

Baggio Husidic equalized in the 32nd minute and substitute Calen Carr struck the winner in the 85th minute to wipe out a 1-0 Revs' lead provided by Marko Perovic after a quarter of an hour. The Fire (6-5-6, 24 points) is still four points short of the eighth and final postseason place but has more games to play (13) than any other team. It also broke a tie with the Revs (6-10-3, 21 points) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Fire defender Wilman Conde, under pressure from Perovic, slipped just outside the penalty area and lost the ball to the Serbian striker, who took it around keeper Sean Johnson and slotted home a shot from a tight angle. Husidic reached a deflected pass from Brian McBride to poke a shot past Matt Reis that tied the game.

In the 50th minute, Shalrie Joseph drilled a low shot from distance that Johnson acrobatically turned aside, and that save set the stage for Carr, who had replaced McBride in the 69th minute. Carr glided down the left side, veered inside past Darrius Barnes and hit a low shot through the legs of Emmanuel Osei that slipped between Reis and the post.

Perovic and his teammates howled for a foul when a tackle by Dasan Robinson snuffed his dribble near the edge of the penalty area in the 90th minute. Referee Michael Kennedy instead gave a corner kick, which the Revs couldn’t exploit. Numerous Revs players and Coach Steve Nicol berated Kennedy and his assistant referees after the final whistle.

Both teams are on the road Saturday. Chicago heads to Houston and New England plays at Kansas City.

Aug. 18 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 2, New England 1. Goals: Husidic 32, Carr 85 (Ljungberg, Husidic); Perovic 16.
Chicago – Johnson, Robinson, Brown, Conde, Segares, Pappa (Watson-Siriboe 89), Husidic, Pause, Castillo (Banner 46), McBride (Carr 69), Ljungberg.
New England – Reis, Alston, Osei, Barnes, Gibbs (Sinovic 69), Nyassi, Joseph, Phelan (Griffiths 69), Tierney (Smith 68), Stolica, Perovic.
Referee: Michael Kennedy.
Att.: 14,056.



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